Microsoft Aims to Create a More Versatile Windows 10

Janie Parker
May 17, 2017

Mobile Center, designed for apps targeting Android and iOS, gets new features today, including the ability to automate builds and distribution, to gather user data and push notifications to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) users.

To use the new features in Windows 10, being shown Thursday at Microsoft's Build conference for developers in Seattle, users will need a Microsoft account to sign in on those devices and share information. Fluent Design System will also be replacing Microsoft's current Metro UI, and will be applied across Microsoft's other apps and services on Windows, Android and iOS.

Apple and Google already offer similar tools to manage images.

An ARM PC running Windows 10 can be treated just like any other PC. In fact, the company was presenting it as the foremost selling point for the next major update to the Windows operating system - the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Any Android or iOS device can include apps that talk to the Microsoft Graph, which then informs your PC about an activity to which you may want to return.

'We are building Windows to be the platform that empowers everyone to create, ' Terry Myerson, Microsoft's top Windows executive, wrote in a blog post.

Microsoft's looking to add a dash of AI to video editing with a new application called Windows Story Remix.

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Adds support for more digital camera RAW formats. tvOS 10.2.1 offers 14 security fixes . On Monday, iOS 10.3.2 was launched alongside watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1.


Individual apps on Windows 10 will get an overhauled look following the design theme.

A much rumoured refresh to the design of Windows 10 - previously known as "Project Neon" - was also previewed as the company unveiled what it called the Microsoft Fluent Design System.

Furthermore, Microsoft introduced the first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers with no markers required. This may not sound like a big deal, but think about the fact that iTunes is one of the most frequently searched apps on the Windows Store and it has never been listed there.

As part of its embracing other ecosystems, Microsoft announced new additions to its Windows Store - including, surprise, iTunes.

At last night's Bild Conference being held in Seattle, Apple said that they will release iTunes on the Windows Store. It's expected to be out sometime in September 2017 and Windows 10 Mobile will also receive the update.

Another change that was made for Microsoft OneDrive was to iMessage. These accessories will work in tandem with Windows Mixed Reality headsets to precisely track movement without having to install hardware markers in the surrounding space.

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