Microsoft Build 2016

Microsoft Build 2016 (Day 1 keynote)

Today in San Francisco will open the conference for developers Microsoft Build 2016. The event, which will last 3 days, from 30 March to 1 April, will be dedicated to all platforms and solutions of Microsoft, including Windows Azure, Xbox, Office 365, etc.
Microsoft Build 2016 (Day 1 keynote)
It is expected that Microsoft will lift the veil of secrecy over what changes we will see in the next major update of Windows 10. According to rumors, we should expect significant changes in the functionality of Cortana, redesigned interactive Live Tiles and an improved notification center. There may be more interesting and surprising announcements that you can learn in just half an hour.

Microsoft Build 2016
Microsoft Build 2016

Microsoft is a platform for easy creation of bots Bot Framework, and puts Cortana into Skype

Microsoft is a platform for easy creation of bots Bot Framework, and puts Cortana into Skype

Microsoft is a platform for easy creation of bots Bot Framework, and puts Cortana into Skype
Continuing the theme of new products and features announced by Microsoft during yesterday’s plenary presentation at the Build developers conference 2016, not to mention Microsoft Bot Framework, and new features in Skype. Let’s go in order.

Microsoft Bot Framework is a set of tools, using which, it is claimed, anyone can create their own robot companion. To demonstrate the capabilities of the platform Bot Framework, Microsoft has created a chat bot for Domino. In this example, the chat-bot for Domino software giant demonstrated the possibility of replacing the standard forms for ordering goods or services online more advanced conversational interfaces. This vision places the chat-bots to today’s Internet was outlined before, but Microsoft wants to give everyone the tools to create these robots.

The “brain” for these bots provided by Microsoft will serve as a “cognitive micro-services” — small portions packaged intelligence that will enable robots to understand human language. The base of the platform are old and new developments of Microsoft. It is reported that the number of APIs available for developers increased from 5 to 22. They will all be available for free.

Created using Microsoft Framework Bot bots can easily be added to Skype, Slack, Telegram and many more apps. By the way, already very soon will appear in Skype’s tight integration with voice assistant Cortana.

Using the capabilities of Cortana, Skype users will be able to perform actions such as ticket booking, shopping, planning personal schedules, etc. Also mentioned the possibility of Cortana interaction with other bots, such as bot service delivery. Actually, Skype Cortana will always know the user needs, find the right bots, and then remove them from your contact list. Aside from chat bots Skype will also receive a so-called videobot. Development tools chat bots already available for developers, and videobuy, reportedly, is already running.

Windows 10 will have updated interface with live tiles

Windows 10 will have updated interface with live tiles

At the stage of launching Windows 8, Microsoft introduced live tiles that didn’t change globally until today. However, at the Build conference 2016, which will take place this week, Windows is going to cover all changes in the new live tiles.
Windows 10 will have updated interface with live tiles
It is expected that in the updated Windows 10 will be able to work in multitasking mode, as is done in iOS. Then the application can be run in a small additional window in the moment when running another program. For example, such a possibility will be useful when working with email and instant messengers when you need to send a quick answer and continue to correspond.
Windows 10 will have updated interface with live tiles