May 7, 2018 8:30 am

Microsoft Build 2018: Empowering developers to build intelligent apps with Microsoft 365

By / Editor-in-Chief, Windows Blog

CVP of Windows, Joe Belfiore details to the developer community the new and unique opportunities with Microsoft 365 in today’s multi-sense, multi-device world.

Ahead of his keynote tomorrow, CVP of Windows, Joe Belfiore on the Microsoft 365 Blog shared new details around how Microsoft 365 will empower developers to build intelligent apps for where and how the world works.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Microsoft 365 brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), as a complete, intelligent and secure solution to empower employees. As the largest productivity platform in the world, it’s a vital part of the intelligent edge—and it enables developers to create beneficial experiences that work elegantly across many different device types and many different computing ‘senses’—including vision and voice.

Illustration of Microsoft 365 which consists of Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Here are some highlights from the news Joe shared:

  • A new way to connect your phone to your PC with Windows 10 that enables instant access to text messages, photos, and notifications. Imagine being able to quickly drag and drop your phone’s photos into a document on your PC in one swift movement – without having to take your phone out of your pocket. This new experience will begin to roll out in the Windows Insider Program soon.

    Surface Book shown next to an iPhone

    A new way to connect your phone to your PC with Windows 10 that enables instant access to text messages, photos and notifications.

  • The updated Microsoft Launcher application on Android that will support Enterprise customers with easy access to line of business applications via Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Launcher on Android will also support Timeline for cross-device application launching. Today, your Microsoft Edge browsing sessions on your iPhone or iPad are included in the Timeline experience on your Windows 10 PC. Tomorrow, we’ll show how later this year you’ll be able to access that same Timeline on your iPhone with Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates to Sets, an easier way to organize your stuff and get back to what you were doing. With Sets, what belongs together stays together, making it easier and faster to create and be productive. As developers, your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application will work with Sets from the start, helping to keep your customers engaged. And with a few simple changes, your Win32 or Web applications are supported within sets as well.

For all the news announced head over to the Microsoft 365 Blog. You can also visit our Microsoft Build 2018 page to watch our Build keynotes live.

Microsoft Build 2018: Empowering developers to build intelligent apps with Microsoft 365

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Updated May 7, 2018 8:33 am