BUILD 2014 –TIDAL WAVE of platform and technology announcements


Too excited to write anything – really. The pictures do convey some of it. But its only the TIP of the iceberg. Feeling positively GIDDY, so I am unable to write much. Another TIDAL WAVE of announcements at BUILD 2014.

Day#1

Windows Phone 8.1

CORTANA

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Harry Pierson (Operating system Group)

Modernize Enterprise LOB apps – enable touch/tabletization of apps.

Modernize existing LOB apps (touch enable them) by running parts in separate app-broker process outside the appContainer

Cross platform Applications

Make your single app work across many platforms, thereby allowing developers to target the largest deployed device footprint.

1. Phone

2. PC

3. Tablet and

4. XBOX

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http://www.fishgl.com/mobile

Inline Video Playback support

Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS)

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WinJS – Goes Cross Platform

Support for other popular platforms

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Sharing of the Roadmap

New Customizable Start Screen plus max, min, and close button on Modern apps

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New Windows Pricing Strategy

Windows on IOT will be ZERO dollars

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Windows on less than 9” devices is free

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Strong Beliefs

NUI is great

Gestures, voice, apps of the future will interact with humans using NUIS

IOT is true

Screens get smaller, devices get smaller, cloud gets bigger

Day#2

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Capture Images of VMs with Multiple storage disks and resuse

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Additional 3rd party VM Management Tool for scalable management of  VMs

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DEVs and VMs

Developers will be able to seamlessly do a lot of DEV, TEST and DEPLOY with VMs, including debugging an remote application, from their desktop

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.NET Foundation and a ton of OSS Contributions

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Azure Resource Manager – Preview

       

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