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Updated version of Windows 10 SDK now available with Visual Studio 15.9.1

2018-11-20 KENNETH 0

Updated version of Windows 10 SDK now available with Visual Studio 15.9.1 At Build 2018, I had the privilege of sharing with you some of the advancements for Microsoft 365 that centered on multi-sense and multi-device experiences. Today, developers can get the latest Windows 10 SDK and start using some of these amazing platform capabilities. What’s in this update: Windows UI Library (WinUI) allows you take advantage of the latest Fluent controls and styles for Windows 10 apps without having to wait for all your customers to update to the latest OS version. The WinUI nuget package is backward-compatible, down to Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) and includes the same powerful, supported controls that Windows uses in its apps and experiences. UWP XAML hosting API (Preview) allows ‘islands’ of UWP XAML UI elements to be hosted in applications built [ more… ]

Windows 10 Tip: Find out how to setup and use Surface Headphones

2018-11-20 KENNETH 0

Windows 10 Tip: Find out how to setup and use Surface Headphones With Surface Headphones, you can tune in to what matters most by tuning out the world around you. With your Headphones and your Surface, your office, studio, or library is wherever you need to be. You’ve got the smarter way to listen. Surface Headphones can simultaneously connect with up to 10 devices, including your Windows 10 PC, and mobile devices running on iOS and Android. With it, you can listen to music while focusing at your Surface and seamlessly take a call from your phone. Setting up Surface Headphones To begin using your Surface Headphones, first pair them with your Windows PC or mobile phone. Press and release the power button quickly to turn your headphones on. They’ll be discoverable the first time you turn them on and [ more… ]

Introducing Emoji8

2018-11-17 KENNETH 0

Introducing Emoji8 How can I make machine learning fun and approachable for my non-tech-savvy friends and family? How can I make an app that maximizes the usage of my Windows 10 hardware? How can I test out my craziest facial expressions and get them scored by science? Emoji8, now available for free in the Microsoft Store and open-sourced on GitHub, can answer all of these questions and more!  What is Emoji8? Emoji8 is sample UWP application that uses Windows Machine Learning to evaluate your facial expressions while you imitate a random selection of emojis. The app takes in a video feed from your computer’s webcam and evaluates the images with the FER+ Emotion Recognition model version 1.2 locally on your machine. You can tweet a gif summarizing your best scoring pics when you have an internet connection and continue playing even when you don’t have one! This app will [ more… ]

Official support for Windows 10 on ARM development

2018-11-16 KENNETH 0

Official support for Windows 10 on ARM development Today is an exciting day for Windows 10 on ARM. With the official release of Visual Studio 15.9, developers now have the officially supported SDK and tools for creating 64-bit ARM (ARM64) apps. In addition, the Microsoft Store is now officially accepting submissions for apps built for the ARM64 architecture. This news comes at a great time, as this holiday season, our partners Lenovo and Samsung are offering new Windows 10 on ARM devices featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor. These second-generation ARM64 devices provide even more computing power for developers to tap into while continuing to deliver the beyond-all-day battery life customers expect from Windows 10 on ARM. Like the first-generation ARM64 devices, they are also thin, light, fast, and designed with instant-on 4G LTE connectivity in mind, while able to run [ more… ]

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18282

2018-11-15 KENNETH 0

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18282 Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18282 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. REMINDER: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may want to consider switching to the Slow ring. Slow ring builds will continue to be higher quality. If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle (which currently is 19H1). What’s new in Build 18282 Windows [ more… ]