Windows 10 Now Powers Nearly 700 Million Devices

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Microsoft announced the Fluent Design language for Windows 10 at Build 2017 developer conference. At Build 2018, Microsoft will once again try to convince developers to create unique experiences and apps for the Mixed reality platform.

The recently launched Timeline experience on Windows 10will also support Microsoft Edge browser users on iOS. The event will kickstart in the morning with an inaugural keynote by CEO Satya Nadella. At Build 2018, the company is expected to make improvements to the same, furthering the AI cause that the Silicon Valley has been pursuing. Microsoft has announced at Build that it has decided to make Kinect available to developers. IoT Edge is a collection of tools that brings AI, Azure services and custom apps to IoT devices. With this combo, enterprise drones and connected machinery (industrial IoT) can perform critical actions with a connection to the cloud, utilizing edge computing to handle often business-critical procedures.

If Microsoft's enhances its AI platforms, that should have an impact on its AI efforts in the country.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) partners with DJI on a Windows 10 drone SDK that will allow full flight control and data transfer between PCs running the operating system and the drones. The new features will include "Drag and Drop" support for app tabs between and within Set Windows, along with new shortcuts with the File Explorer tabs, new context menu for the Edge tabs, and set of various other changes.

The company unveiled "Project Kinect for Azure" - a package of sensors, including a next-generation depth camera with onboard compute designed for AI on the "Edge".

A Speech Devices SDK announced today delivers superior audio processing from multichannel sources for more accurate speech recognition, including noise cancellation, far-field voice and more.

With Microsoft Remote Assist, customers can collaborate remotely with heads-up, hands-free video calling, image sharing, and mixed-reality annotations. Now that they are wrapping everything under Microsoft 365, it becomes easier to digest how all of these separate products can be bundled together which creates an easier message to convey to the user but only time will tell if this will help drive adoption. The recent update in Windows 10 lets developers build the application using pre-trained AI routines.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), for example, simplifies the process for building out container-based apps. "There are a lot of things we do day-to-day that contain a lot of artificial intelligence", said Tobi Abiodun, a developer from Toronto.

A preview of Azure Search with Cognitive Services integration.

Your Phone app by Microsoft will be available for both iOS and Android.

Build is where Microsoft usually sets the tone for the rest of the year. As expected, the company made announcements focusing on emerging tech like artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing and machine learning.

At the opening keynote for the 2018 edition of Build developer conference, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has announced a new long-term program that aims to help people with disabilities throughout the world.