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Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

Nadella’s presentation included images from George Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ to underscore the issue of responsibility of those creating new technologies Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth
Kayla Schwartz | 11 May, 2017, 23:42

On the first day of this conference aimed mainly at programmers, the focus pointed to companies of all sizes. The first keynote, for a jam-packed 3 hours, was held yesterday. That's important because an increasing number of companies are choosing which big public cloud they should use when they want to build new applications and more efficiently run existing ones.

"In a world of near infinite compute power and an exponential growth in data, we are focused on empowering every developer to build applications for this new era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge", Nadella said.

Microsoft Build 2017 takes place 10-12 May 2017 in Seattle, USA.

He said there are steps that companies and developers can take to avoid "1984" or "Brave New World" scenarios. "I do believe that it is up to us to ensure that some of the more dystopian scenarios don't come true".

That figure is up from 400 million eight months ago, but far short of Microsoft's goal of putting Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2018.

Isuzu launches mu-X priced up to Rs 25.99 lakh
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This way, everyone using a Windows device will be able to syn it with their iPhones.

Microsoft rivals including Amazon, Apple, Google and IBM have all been aggressively pursing the promise and potential of artificial intelligence. This announcement of 500 million users means that the company is on schedule.

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled an internet-connected speaker featuring Cortana in a partnership with Samsung's Harman Kardon. It will likely arrive by the end of 2017.

Visual Studio for Mac: It's now out of beta and generally available and, for the most part, provides a fully Visual Studio-enabled environment for those developing C#, F#,.NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Xamarin or Unity apps from a Mac machine. These apps will soon appear in a new discover apps experience within Microsoft Teams, which is now available in the developer preview but will soon roll our to all users. They'll be available in preview form and will allow developers to collect more data, for instance, on the most widely shared documents on OneDrive.

At its Build 2017, Microsoft announced an iOS and Android Azure app. They can sync across both Windows and Mac devices and build native mobile apps for iOS, macOS, Android, and the web. With the new mobile app, users can maintain their Azure Cloud on the go. Plus, Microsoft is working on a UWP Azure app for Windows 10 devices. Once final, the Presentation Translator embeds live transcriptions of the presenter into a specific language and even generates a unique link that attendees can access to receive real-time translations of the presentation. A Microsoft Garage project, the plug-in uses Translation APIs to translate content from any Powerpoint presentation into 10 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish).

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