Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Research | By Wilma Wheeler

Windows 10 Now Runs On 700 Million Devices

Windows 10 Now Runs On 700 Million Devices

Timeline debuted in the latest version of Windows 10, allowing users to access their previously used apps and browser windows across all compatible devices.

On the first day of its Build 2018 conference, Microsoft announced it is partnering up with DJI to develop commercial drone solutions. Project Kinect basically takes the depth-sensing prowess of the Xbox accessory, shrinks it to a tiny frame with new sensors for developers to use with AI and Internet-of-Things via Azure. Using applications written for Windows 10 PCs, DJI drones can be customized and controlled for a wide variety of industrial uses, with full flight control and real-time data transfer capabilities, making drone technology accessible to Windows 10 customers numbering almost 700 million globally.

Microsoft has been using Intel FPGAs to improve performance and efficiencies of Bing and Azure for the last few years. The edge devices, in this case, are on-premises servers that can act as Azure IoT Edge devices.

Microsoft says Brainwave puts Azure as the fastest cloud running real-time AI.


Microsoft's Visual Studio comes with "Live Share" capability allowing developers to edit in real time with tools like Visual Studio 2017 and VS Code. One notable update is that the company is patterning up with GitHub, to help developers automate their DevOps processes from right within the service without ever leaving GitHub.

At Microsoft Build, Microsoft announced new opportunities that help developers create smarter ways for people to work, including new tools that give them the flexibility to design experiences in the languages and frameworks of their choice. Edge activities are already logged on Windows 10 PCs from the Edge app on your phone, but coming soon is the ability to see that same timeline directly on your phone for resuming web browsing activities and more.

The Microsoft Launcher app on Android will support enterprise customers including line-of-business app discovery and IT advisement on configuration. Through this developers can create camera-based IoT solutions by using Azure services and hardware from Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform and AI Engine.

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