Camera APIs with a dash of cloud intelligence in a UWP app (App Dev on Xbox series)

2016-10-22 KENNETH 0

Camera APIs with a dash of cloud intelligence in a UWP app (App Dev on Xbox series) Apps should be able to see, and with that, they should be able to understand the world. In the sixth blog post in the series, we will cover exactly that, how to build UWP apps that take advantage of the camera found on the majority of devices (including the Xbox One with the Kinect) and build a compelling and intelligent experience for the phone, desktop, and the Xbox One. As with the previous blog posts, we are also open sourcing Adventure Works, a photo capture UWP sample app that uses native and cloud APIs to capture, modify and understand images. The source code is available on GitHub right now, so make sure to check it out. If you missed the previous blog post [ more… ]

This Week on Windows: Halo Wars 2, Minecraft, Viber and more

2016-10-22 KENNETH 0

This Week on Windows: Halo Wars 2, Minecraft, Viber and more We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! Learn more about Instagram’s arrival on Windows 10 PCs and tablets and next week’s Microsoft Windows 10 Event, or head over here to read our Windows 10 Tip on four ways to get the most out of Microsoft Edge. Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week: Pre-order Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10 Play Video Restricted Content Confirm your age to continue month JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember day 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 year 201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002200120001999199819971996199519941993199219911990198919881987198619851984198319821981198019791978197719761975197419731972197119701969196819671966196519641963196219611960195919581957195619551954195319521951195019491948194719461945194419431942194119401939193819371936193519341933193219311930192919281927192619251924192319221921192019191918191719161915191419131912191119101909190819071906190519041903190219011900 The last time we saw the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire in Halo Wars, they were settling in for a long cryosleep on their way home, knowing that with a little luck, they’d make it back to civilized space in one piece. Nearly 30 [ more… ]

Surface and the NFL: Changing the Game

2016-10-22 KENNETH 0

Surface and the NFL: Changing the Game This week Surface has been at the center of the debate on the role of technology in the NFL, with different opinions shared from coaches and players. We thought it might be valuable to share some additional context from our perspective. We love the NFL. We love the game, the players, the coaches, and the fans. We have deep respect for the teams – and the IT Pro’s who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help them succeed. Three years ago, we established a deep partnership with the NFL to change the game and deliver a new level of innovation – from improving the productivity of coaches and players on the sidelines to bringing a whole new experience to NFL fans from the comfort of their living rooms. And now, every week nearly [ more… ]

Design entrepreneur and Surface fan Patrick DuChene

2016-10-22 KENNETH 0

Design entrepreneur and Surface fan Patrick DuChene Patrick DuChene bought his Surface Pro 4 before right before a last-minute business trip, and has been in love ever since.  “I always kind of brushed these Surface Pro 4 devices off because I am so into raw power in computers. I never thought they were this capable…but it is truly a great machine.” The founder of DuChene Design Solutions, LLC, an independent design consultancy company, Patrick is committed to providing landscape and design firms with dynamic, cutting edge designs. Patrick is all about productivity, efficiency and technology, which are key to making his business run.  He enjoys flexibility, and says Surface is “awesome because I am able to move around the house to work where I feel like working, take it to the clubhouse where I live and have a drink and do some emails or write [ more… ]

Sold-Out nginx.conf 2016 a Big Success in Austin

2016-10-21 KENNETH 0

Sold-Out nginx.conf 2016 a Big Success in Austin Things are looking up in Austin these days. Last month, the city hosted NGINX’s sold-out annual conference, nginx.conf 2016. More than 400 attendees enjoyed a two-day conference with more than 40 sessions, supported by roughly 20 sponsors. Many stayed for a third day of NGINX and microservices training. Highlights included: Gus Robertson and Igor Sysoev’s keynote on application delivery and NGINX Owen Garrett’s keynote on the past, present, and future of NGINX Strong talks from partners, customers, and users, including a talk on nginScript by April King, a microservices talk by Marco Palladino, and many more A full day of NGINX training on the Friday (this training is also available online in November and December) A full day of microservices training, featuring the NGINX Microservices Reference Architecture (this training is available live [ more… ]