Microsoft Unveils Two Windows 10 iOS Apps at its Build Conference

Cristina Cross
May 8, 2018

This year's developer conference is expected to be bigger than ever as Microsoft could make a new announcement regarding the Artifical Intelligence, Intelligent Cloud and much more. It's open-sourcing the Azure IoT Edge runtime, and it's also bringing Azure Cognitive Services to IoT Edge, starting with Custom Vision.

In addition to the SDK for Windows, Microsoft and DJI are collaborating to develop commercial drone solutions using Azure IoT Edge and AI technologies for customers in key vertical segments such as agriculture, construction, and public safety.

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Microsoft announced Project Kinect for Azure, a package of sensors, including our next-generation depth camera, with onboard compute designed for AI on the Edge. The company noted, however, that these new terms will not apply to games.

Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking
Fitbit has introduced new apps and clock faces to help users better manage their health directly from the wrist, the company said. Fitbit says it takes about two cycles for the app to really get to know your cycle to make more accurate predictions.

The new fee structure will come into effect later this year through an update to the App Developer Agreement, which will outline its structure in further detail.

Core 3.0, which allows developers to use the latest version of.NET and have their application run in a stand-alone.NET environment so they can build wonderful app experiences that don't impact their broader organizational infrastructure. Generally available in the coming weeks, AKS integrates with developer tools and workspaces, CI/CD, networking, monitoring tools and more in the Azure portal, so developers can write code, not stitch services together. Still, Microsoft is 300 million devices away from the overly optimistic goal of 1 billion devices by 2018 they had when Windows 10 was launched. Also now in preview is the Live Share feature for Visual Studio, which makes it simpler for developers to collaborate with fellow team members in real time.

During its Build 2018 developer conference today, Microsoft revealed that it is partnering up with the world's largest drone maker, DJI. With UWP XAML Islands, developers can access more capable, flexible, powerful XAML controls regardless of which UI stack they use - whether it's Windows Forms, WPF or native Win32. Now every organization can make handsome solutions that empower their customers to do more.

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