Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Microsoft is successful because it gives back to communities: Satya Nadella

Kayla Schwartz | 13 May, 2017, 00:01

Microsoft says 500 million devices are using Windows 10, bringing the operating system halfway to the goal the company set before its release almost two years ago.

And Cortana, the text and voice-activated digital assistant the company has embedded in the taskbar of Windows 10, is being used by more than 140 million customers.

Nadella addressed some privacy concerns about the potential for this sort of close monitoring Wednesday, saying that companies should have guidelines about how to responsibly use this technology. This is done using image processing, deep learning and other AI processing methods. Image processing will be employed on these samples to find patterns, properties, colour codes, etc. that can be extracted. The tool is similar to what Apple already offers with Universal Clipboard in iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. On the Microsoft Office segment, it unveiled Office Researcher-a search and discovery tool which uses AI to quickly retrieve documents and help users to research and outline documents in seconds.

Meanwhile, Cortana Skills Kite has also been in public preview which will allow developers to build skills for Cortana by creating a bot and publishing it to the new Cortana channel of the Bot Framework.

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Launched at the 2015 Build conference, Microsoft Cognitive Services is today used by more than 568,000 developers around the world, Shum said. It's also in keeping with the realistic, and humble, tone chief executive Satya Nadella has struck since taking over Microsoft in 2014. Each URL will have translations/transcripts in a preferred language in real time.

Created to ensure that "experiences flow seamlessly between Windows, iOS and Android devices, Fluent Design and Microsoft Graph will add a variety of new capabilities via the Fall Creators Update". For e.g. Cortana will learn your lunch and dinner timings and suggest you restaurants, cuisines, etc. on the basis of your earlier food choices. The vast majority of those 500 million devices running Windows 10 are likely personal computers.

An upcoming feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 system will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences. The addition of bash will now allow developers to use GNU's editors including emacs, vim, etc., as well as various Linux-only libraries straight from Windows. And the Live Player app for Android and iOS will likewise be made available in the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.

Microsoft s aim on Wednesday was on businesses and software developers, whether they be students building a fun app or professional technology teams.

Once you've faith and are through with the process of packaging your Win32 app as an APPX file, you can now deploy the same on the Windows Store. Microsoft's announcements Thursday shows again that it knows it has lost the fight for mobile - acknowledging that its competitors' devices are where work gets done on the go - even as it prepares for battle in the AI- and voice-controlled era.

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