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Let's Build 2016 - Microsoft by HCpaul(m): 2:59pm On Aug 03, 2016
[size=24]Let's Build 2016 - By Microsoft[/size]

Let's build 2016 is an annual non-teleconferencing event initiated by Microsoft which hosted quite a number of developers across the United State and the world at large.

The major objective for conducting this program by Microsoft (a software tech giant) is to showcase to the world the amazing and unrestricted power of modern technology.
Also in the course of the event, Microsoft promised the emergence of enormous amount of intelligent powerful gadgets which is a major theme in this concise and abridged article.

As we all know that Microsoft in particular is a Software company that developer software for various electronic devices. They always build some hardware part in amalgamation with top companies that specifies in the creation of electronic hardware components. Microsoft really has vast ambition for software which was altogether laid out at the build conference. In this year 2016, Microsoft have practically demonstrated this by presenting to people; the developer first and the rest of the world, the deployment of artificial intelligence and software agents in electronic devices.
This article is not putting into definition and explanation what a software is, what artificial intelligence is and what a software agent is but I will briefly provide their meaning in the next paragraph.

Software: [/i]Based on layman's definition, software are basically program. Program but simply consist of clearly stated and logically defined sequence of instructions projected into the computer system to emit an eminent accomplished results of a specified task.

[i]Artificial intelligence: [/i]Artificial intelligence are man-made scientifically designed intelligence embedded into a system, a machine and other complex system such as computer, smart phones, electronics e.t.c.
It is the branch of computer science concerned with making computers behave like humans while it's few implementations includes gaming, expert system, natural language & voice recognition, neural networks and robotics.

However, this to professionals in the field may still be a layman's definition while Wikipedia (world leading online encyclopedia) made expanse in the definition by clearly stating that:
" Artificial intelligence ( AI) is intelligence
exhibited by machines . In computer science ,
an ideal "intelligent" machine is a flexible
rational agent that perceives its environment
and takes actions that maximize its chance of
success at some goal. Colloquially, the
term "artificial intelligence" is applied when a
machine mimics "cognitive" functions that
humans associate with other human minds,
such as "learning" and "problem solving". "

[i]Software agents: [/i]I will not like to discuss this now but later in the post because it has to be implicitly discussed.

Oh! Sorry for deviating a little bit. Let's go back to the theme of the thread [i]"Let's Build 2016 By Microsoft"
and fully unveil the hidden technological products as we explore them sequentially.


Re: Let's Build 2016 - Microsoft by HCpaul(m): 3:39pm On Aug 03, 2016
[size=30]Microsoft Hololens[/size]

Microsoft’s HoloLens, the virtual and
augmented reality headset that Microsoft
announced earlier this year, is to be
released in the new year.


The first HoloLens app shown on stage was
Galaxy Explorer, which seemed to be
holograms of planets and galaxies you can
manipulate with gestures. Microsoft is
releasing both the app and the source code
today, giving HoloLens developers something
they can study and build from. And NASA
showed off a HoloLens called OnSight and
Destination Mars, which lets you view the red
planet through the perspective of the
agency’s scientists.

Some of the features available in it include:

1. The failure of Google Glass
probably isn’t relevant
The hype surrounding Google Glass
was so great that, let’s be serious, it
was going to be hard for any thing to
live up to it. Being a bit later to the
scene means that, on one hand,
HoloLens can meet with more realistic
expectations. But there are other
differences. Google Glass was meant
to be worn out in the world, where it
offered little more than what was
available on your smart phone but with
an ultimately distracting interface.

2. HoloLens will work with all the
Being a Microsoft product means that
HoloLens will easily incorporate all the
Windows 10 applications that make
your world go round. This is a big deal.

Re: Let's Build 2016 - Microsoft by HCpaul(m): 3:46pm On Aug 03, 2016
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Re: Let's Build 2016 - Microsoft by HCpaul(m): 3:48pm On Aug 03, 2016
More pictures of Microsoft HoloLens....

Re: Let's Build 2016 - Microsoft by HCpaul(m): 3:51pm On Aug 03, 2016
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Re: Let's Build 2016 - Microsoft by HCpaul(m): 4:01pm On Aug 03, 2016
[size=20] Windows Ink [/size]

Half the problem with styluses on computers is
the lack of software that supports them. In the
Anniversary Update, Windows 10 will get more
support for pen tools. Microsoft’s new Ink
Workspace will let you create sketches, write
sticky notes, annotate screenshots and find pen-
enabled apps.

Microsoft is also offering new APIs for
developers to add pen-related features to their
apps. One of the most interesting is a virtual
ruler that users can rotate and move around
freely to make drawing on-screen easier, and
some auto-alignment and adjustment tools to
make everything from highlighting text to drawing
charts fall into place neatly and tidily.
Any lines drawn along the edge of the ruler will be kept perfectly straight. Microsoft has already added
support for this tool to several apps including
Office, but developers can add it to their own
apps with just a couple of lines of code. This
should make stylus-friendly apps much easier to
come by.

Re: Let's Build 2016 - Microsoft by HCpaul(m): 4:10pm On Aug 03, 2016
[size=20]Cortana "The intelligent software agent"[/size]

In the newest Windows 10 update, you’ll be able
to use Cortana right from the login screen without logging in (minus the personalisation, of course).
Cortana is also getting smarter, integrating everything it knows about you across all of Microsoft’s products.

Cortana will more intelligently understand time, for
example. She can identify the PowerPoint you were working on last night, or the toy store you visited last year, and suggest calendar appointments based on emails and texts you receive.
Cortana can also work with third party apps
more deeply — developers can set up actions
that do things with their app.

Re: Let's Build 2016 - Microsoft by HCpaul(m): 4:16pm On Aug 03, 2016
[size=20]Batch Integration[/size]

Users of Unix-style operating systems like Linux and OS X are probably familiar with the Bash shell — it rules your command-line life. Now, Microsoft has partnered with Canonical — the company that maintains Ubuntu — to bring the Bash shell to Windows. For developers, tweakers and people who use multiple platforms, this is huge. Now, you can use the same commands that you’re familiar with on OS X and Linux distros inside Windows, and that includes
everything from file management to app development and installation.

This also opens up fans of the command line to a whole host of new tricks that aren’t available in the DOS-style command line. Microsoft points out that this isn’t an emulator or virtualised app, but Bash is running natively directly in Windows.

Re: Let's Build 2016 - Microsoft by HCpaul(m): 4:23pm On Aug 03, 2016
[size=20]Universal Windows 10 Apps[/size]

We knew that Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter were committed to "Universal Windows Platform Apps," but we got a news that more are coming: Starbucks is the big one. But you can also expect Uber, Vine, Bank of America, WWE, and a ton of games. Microsoft showed off a few graphical flourishes developers can now add to Windows apps, including a motion blur and highlight effect you can activate with trackpad gestures.

They also dove into some code that lets developers easily add Ink abilities into their apps. A virtual ruler was involved. Microsoft also showed off an "Electronic Flight Bag," which is basically a
Surface tablet that pilots can use to track all the information they need to fly. Boeing is going all in with it. But a bigger deal is that Microsoft is providing a desktop tool to developers so they can convert their current Windows apps to the new universal platform. Microsoft says it can work on 16 million current apps.

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