Microsofttakes another leap forward with Build 2015 conference
Build 2015, a Microsoft conference where the tech giant’s upcoming products were unveiled,took the developer community on an exciting journey with the launch of the truly staggering HoloLens device as well as news of free Mac OS and Ubuntu versions of the company’s Visual Studio.(Image: Composite)
Microsoft’s Build 2015 developer conference unveiled the upcoming products of the Redmond-headquartered tech major with the launch of the truly staggering HoloLens device and news of free Mac OS and Ubuntu versions of the company’s Visual Studio.
At Build 2015, the open culture that marks the tech giant took another leap forward.We bring you the five main upcoming products of Microsoft as announced at the conference:
1. Android Apps on Windows Phone
There has long been talk about Windows supporting Android and iOS apps.Now, Microsoft has released a number of tools that will make it far easier for developers to port their Android and iOS apps over to Windows universal apps, which is a big move for Microsoft.
2. A Windows Phone is a Windows PC
Windows 10 Continuum will essentially allow users to plug their phone into an HDMI display, connect a mouse and keyboard, and essentially use the device as a computer.Going forward, universal apps will be able to detect screen size and change the interface based on screen size.
3. Internet Explorer Makes Way for Edge
Internet Explorer is finally on its way out. The new Internet browser has an official name — Edge — and will be a much lighter-weight browser using Cortana and support browser extensions, which are currently available on Chrome and Firefox.
4. HoloLens isn’t Just a Vision
Microsoft also showed off HoloLens at Build, markingthe Redmond-headquartered tech major’s first attempt in virtual reality.HoloLens will end up being able to adapt to the user’s environment, plastering apps on walls and other flat surfaces and in educational settings as well.
5. Visual Studio on OS X and Linux
Finally, Microsoft has now announced that it will be offering Visual Studio for OS X and Linux users, essentially opening it up to a completely new community of developers.