Microsoft announces new productivity services for all platforms

Microsoft has announced new toolkits, tools, cloud and productivity services designed for every developer.

The company has brought new features in Windows 10 and a set of software development kits (SDKs) to help developers bring their code for the Web, .NET, Win32, Android and iOS to Windows 10.


Microsoft also announced the Microsoft Azure data services for intelligent applications; Visual Studio and .NET tools and runtimes for Windows, Mac and Linux; and APIs that enable developers to build apps with Office 365.

With the Universal Windows Platform, developers can build their apps to the unique capabilities of each device, integrate Cortana and Xbox Live into their apps, offer trusted commerce, create holograms, and publish their apps into the Windows Store.

Microsoft also shared how apps will enable users to use their phones like PCs for productivity or entertainment.

USA Today, WeChat, Disney and Netflix Inc. are a few of the partners that are already building apps for the Windows Store.

New features for Microsoft Edge, the new browser for Windows 10, were also showcased, offering developers better options for their apps and future extensibility with JavaScript and HTML.

Microsoft also released Visual Studio 2015 Release Candidate, which makes it easier for developers to build and deploy applications to Windows, Linux, iOS and Android platforms.


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