Microsoft designs new Windows 10 update

Microsoft says a half billion devices are now running.

After dedicating the first day of its Build 2017 conference to cloud services, Microsoft Corp. today shifted the focus to Windows 10, unveiling a slew of new updates for the operating system this morning that will affect both consumers and developers. The refresh follows Microsoft's first Creators Update, which started rolling out to Windows machines last month, reports cnbc. That attempts to restore a popular Windows 8.1 feature called Placeholders that was pulled because of problems and that rival Dropbox Inc. has since begun to offer.

Built on.NET and distributed through the Windows Store as a Universal Windows Application, Windows Story Remix uses AI and deep learning to organize and transform photos and videos into stories. Users can install them as apps on their gadget, allowing them to run Windows and Linux applications side-by-side without dual-booting.

This move helps Microsoft deliver on its pledge to have greater acceptance of the open-source community. Amazon's Echo devices may have enabled it to acquire an edge over competition and gotten more developers on-board however, Microsoft's latest moves - including the one which allows developers to port their skills - could well see the equations change.

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The company showed an app called Story Remix that lets multiple users share video and photos taken on phones and combines that with special effects and music.

Pick Up Where You Left Off, a similar Cortana feature that will allow users to resume their work across Windows, iOS and Android devices. This capability is facilitated by an iteration of the Microsoft Graph service that was debuted alongside the Fluent Design System. The idea is to maintain a consistent design experience in the same way Google has been able to achieve with its Material Design. It also adds brushes for Acrylic and Reveal, part of the Fluent Design System. Take a look at the video below which showcases the new design system. Some additional user interface touches will bring the desktop to life. On Thursday, the company unveiled a series of apps and services, including one that's created to let Windows-based developers test iOS apps from their PCs. Android device with the company's Visual Studio software workbench. The Fall Creators Update will be available later this year, we would assume in the Fall but already learned its November 2017.

Myerson announced the launch of OneDrive Files on Demand, under which one can access all of their files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on their device. This feature will be flawless for anyone who needs access to their files and folders on the go since everything will be available even if you haven't synced your device to your computer in a while.

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