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Highlights from Microsoft Build Conference 2015

Microsoft Build 2015Microsoft have have made a few announcements at their Build conference. The company seems to be wanting to change and have integration of devices and apps as one of their main goals. And HoloLens, the first untethered holographic device.

Microsoft are aiming to grow and become bigger than any other company and have released parts of their plan to do so. One billion devices using Windows 10 is the aim, and to do so they are opening up to developers. And then there’s HoloLens, which will be something completely new and could change many areas and industries.

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Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana assistant at Build 2014

Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1Microsoft has shown off their new updates for both the Windows 8.1 desktop and mobile OS during their Build 2014 keynote. The reveal is an effort to hook developers that have so far been far from enthusiastic about the latest Windows version.

They have shown off the 8.1 updates at the Build 2014 conference. Their annual event draws developers and tech industry leaders from all over the world. Today they had two major announcements: no licensing fees for OEM and ODM partners working on smartphones and tablets with screens under 9″ (which is most), and a converged developer platform.

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Build Conference 2011 Unveiled all about Windows 8 OS

Microsoft BUILD ConferenceMicrosoft has had us sitting on pins and needles awaiting version 8 of their historic Operating System. They have revealed tidbits of information about it over the last months, but now the cat is out of the bag. The 2011 Build Conference in Anaheim from the 13-16th September put Windows 8 into the hands of developers, and of course gave the world a glimpse of what is to come.

Windows 8 gives the user two modes to use it. The first is centered around touch control, especially designed for tablets. The second is the traditional desktop mode. Supposedly, you will be able to easily flip back and forth between the two.

The first cool thing you run into is at the unlock screen. You can use a password or you can use a custom picture combined with three personalized gestures over the top of that picture. Now this is a leap forward. The other shock is that there is no Start Menu and there are no longer any icons. You are faced with the Start screen after logging in.

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