Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos

Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos

Alongside the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft will be debuting its Fluent Design System for Windows 10.

Powered by technology the company is calling Microsoft Graph, the new features will allow the history of everything you do to live in the cloud, and be accessible to you even as you switch devices. The fall Windows 10 update will include features for playing games and watching video in the realm of "mixed reality", the melding of the artificial with things that are actually happening around us.

"For developers, Fluent Design is built to help you create more expressive and engaging apps that work across a wide range of device and input diversity".

Microsoft is also opening up Windows 10 so it works better with smartphones and tablets running on Apple's iOS and Google's Android software.

Timeline remembers exactly what you were doing on your computer, so you can zoom back in time and see what applications, websites or files you were working on this morning. If the app pans out to be as well-rounded and easy to use as it seems, it could represent stiff competition for some of the more established desktop and mobile video editing apps.

In Windows 8.1, placeholders, also called smart files, let users see all their files stored on OneDrive, whether those files were stored on the device or not.

Mobile developers building apps for iOS and Android have some new tools from Microsoft created to make their lives easier. Unveiling a new creative app, Myerson said this automatically brings memories - photos and videos - together to create stories with a soundtrack, theme and cinematic transitions.

Microsoft removed yet another drawback by announcing today that iTunes will be available in the Windows Store by the end of the year. In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft has disabled the installation of third-party software on its new OS update, Windows 10S. Windows Insiders will know for sure as soon as they download the latest update. Later this month, SAP will publish in the Windows Store its SAP Digital Boardroom, which is a dashboard for monitoring business data.

"Of course we compete with Apple, of course we compete with Google, of course we compete with Oracle and Box", Microsoft spokesman Frank Shaw told me, "but we also share customers in common with them, and we have to act in their best interest-we have to meet customers where they are". That development will be particularly helpful for students using a streamlined version of Windows designed for classrooms.

The focus point of the new update is sharing content across devices, whether that is a Windows, iOS or Android device.

Microsoft wants its users to resume their activities regardless of what device they're using: Windows, iPhone or Android.

Now, at Build 2017, Microsoft has revealed its plans to collaborate with Fedora and SUSE to bring their Linux distributions to WSL. Both those companies have helped undercut the popularity of PCs running on Windows. That provides the ability to mix the real world with the imaginary. To demonstrate the creative decisions it has to face, it rebuilt a virtual version of the stage from the show Kurios, including its famous huge mechanical hand.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update would be available later this year, announces Microsoft. Microsoft will be selling dev kits to Acer ($299) and HP ($329) in the U.S. and Canada.

It isn't known how much the motion controllers will cost, but Acer's mixed reality headset will come with the controllers bundled for $399 this summer. The new remote will track movement in users' field of view using the sensors inside the headset.

Belfiore acknowledged the obvious concern: what if one device doesn't have the right app that you need installed?



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