It's created to solve two key problems: developers needing to burn time setting up their development environments, and the time that it takes to compile applications, according to Microsoft Corporate Vice President Nat Friedman.
Enhancements to the widely used operating system to roll out later this year are created to make applications built on Microsoft technology work more harmoniously across an array of internet-linked devices, according to demonstrations given at the company's Build developers conference in Seattle. So when is Microsoft Build 2017? Microsoft's goal is to allow Windows to run the best Linux and Windows apps side-by-side and they are continuously taking iterative steps to making that dream a reality. Microsoft wants app developers to link their desktop apps so users can resume experiences on an iPhone or Android device.
However, the recent restrictions found in the Microsoft Windows 10 S update could deter future users from installing the OS on their devices.
The company showed an app called Story Remix that lets multiple users share video and photos taken on phones and combines that with special effects and music. It works in the cloud by collating images and video you use from any device, be it Windows, iOS or Android. "That's the principle behind several of the new features that will begin to roll out with the Fall Creators Update", Terry Myerson, Microsoft executive VP for Windows and devices, wrote in a blog post detailing the update.
Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows.
Microsoft also introduced a mixed-reality controller that will work with virtual-reality goggles being developed by hardware makers using the company's software. Mixed reality blends aspects of both. This announcement of 500 million users means that the company is on schedule.
Microsoft is trying to make its personal computer-bound operating system useful on the smartphone.
The company did not specify when it would be available but released a preview for early testers.
"As Microsoft moves to more of a services model, they need to accommodate platform choice; it is just not a Windows world". The equipment, to be made by Acer, will sell as a package for $399.
And in a further explosion of love for Apple devices and software, Microsoft also announced that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store. If it had kept up the development and release of Windows phones it could have done better but Microsoft's strategy in the mobile space seems to be on pause for now. Because the processor is not supported together with the Windows version you are now using, your system will miss important security updates.