Wednesday was the big day for Microsoft, as they kicked of Microsoft Build. The Build Show is quickly becoming the show to goto for Microsoft, and has become a major news site for all things Microsoft. On day 1, a ton of news was announced, and all of it was focused and centered on Windows 10.
If there was one main idea behind Build 2015, it was Microsoft’s Windows 10. The Windows 10 Insider Program has certainly helped it gain steam, and users have been downloading it in record numbers. But, along with Windows 10, a number of other items and ideas were talked about at the show.
.Net Core, Visual Studio Code and More
First off, Microsoft announced that their .NET core of services is now available for Linux and Mac OS. This has been a long desired feature request from users, and the announcement of it on Linux and Mac OS was a hit. The .NET Core RC was announced with availability on Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.
Visual Studio Code was also announced as a live product. It is a code editor for two operating systems, and is something to be used for editing code and debugging on Windows, Mac, and Linux. New Azure services were also announced that include Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake, and more.
Everything Else During Day 1
Office 2016 finally got its set of Office Graph API’s, and apps like Uber and others were shown off, working very slickly. But, Windows 10 took the show, as Microsoft announced its own carrier billing service, and would be working with over 85 mobile operators to get it out. It will work with all Windows 10 devices later this year.
Microsoft Announced the ability to run universal apps on the desktop next, and as well announced the ability to port Android and iOS apps to Windows 10. Next, the Spartan web browser was introduced, but with a new name, Microsoft Edge. Windows Continuum for phones was showcased as the next item, which is a work of art. Lastly, Windows Holographic was shown off to woo developers into total amazement.
Build was huge on day 1 for all attendees. It had a ton of news, and showed the future of Microsoft in so many different ways.