Microsoft has announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update features that deliver significant innovations for consumers and developers of the popular operating system.
Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows and Devices Group, who made the announcement, said this significant update will help you interact with your Windows 10 devices as naturally as you interact with the world around you — using your pen, presence and voice.
Myerson explained that Microsoft “are dedicated to making Windows the most productive development environment for all developers, with all-new capabilities for the Universal Windows Platform and all-new tools for bringing apps to Windows 10 from any platform.”
Commenting on the new innovations, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, said “at Microsoft, we call this Conversations as a Platform, and it builds on and extends the power of the Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Windows platforms to empower developers everywhere.”
While announcing previews of new cloud services and toolkits designed to understand the world around us and create intelligent bots, Nadella showcased the new additions to the Cortana Intelligence Suite.[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”yes”]The first he showcased was Microsoft Cognitive Services, which is a collection of intelligence APIs that allows systems to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication.[/quote]
The first he showcased was Microsoft Cognitive Services, which is a collection of intelligence APIs that allows systems to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication.
Nadella also showed how the new Microsoft Bot Framework, can be used by developers — programming in any language — to build intelligent bots that enable customers to chat using natural language on a wide variety of platforms including text/SMS, Office 365, Skype, Slack, the Web and more.
Microsoft explains that the new Cortana features enable you to receive proactive guidance from Cortana throughout the day and speak with Cortana, even while your device is locked, without logging in.
While analyzing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update featuring innovations for Windows Ink, Microsoft noted that with Windows Ink, you can write on your device as you do on paper, create sticky notes, draw on a whiteboard and easily share your analog thoughts in the digital world.
Microsoft demonstrated how developers can use services, like those found in the Cortana Intelligence Suite, to transform not only businesses but people’s lives.
On the same day, Microsoft also released the Skype Bot Platform, which includes the SDK, API and Workflows all in the new Skype Bot Portal, and the New Windows Hello features
Microsoft says that with this Skype Bot Platform, developers can build bots that leverage Skype’s multiple forms of communication, including text, voice, video and 3-D interactive characters, adding that customers can get started with Skype Bots by downloading the latest Skype apps for Windows, Android and iOS.
New Windows Hello features extend the security of Windows 10 to multiple devices and to Microsoft Edge, so you can log into your devices and websites with enterprise-grade security.
Microsoft further revealed that these are just a few of the many features that will become available this summer when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update becomes broadly available.