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Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Devin Neal | 17 May, 2017, 03:01

Mobile Center, designed for apps targeting Android and iOS, gets new features today, including the ability to automate builds and distribution, to gather user data and push notifications to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) users.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shared details of the next major Windows update, dubbed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, at the Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle on Thursday. Story Remix works in the cloud and essentially lets you pull in images and video from any device - whether iOS, Android, or Windows. That means Apple Music, the iTunes Store and full support for the iPhone and other Apple devices.

In a May 11 press release Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft's Windows and devices group, said the cross-platform feature was part of the company's broader aim to empower creators of all stripes, from business users to artists to social media-savvy teens. That's up from 400 million disclosed last September, but far short of a goal of 1 billion by 2018. While the company can't give up on Windows Phone entirely just yet (though it's probably inevitable that it will), it now has a clear goal: figure out how to tie its core services into iOS and Android in ways that will make users want to use apps like Cortana.

Video editing is about to become easier with Microsoft's introduction of a new application called Story Remix. Users can install them as apps on their gadget, allowing them to run Windows and Linux applications side-by-side without dual-booting.

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The Fall Creators Update will be available later this year.

Microsoft's also looking to make headway into the retail space with its first-ever Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers.

Now, Microsoft has announced that Apple's program is indeed coming to the Windows Store by the end of the year. For developers, Fluent Design is built to help users create more expressive and engaging apps that work across a wide range of device and input diversity. The company revealed that it has been working with Apple to get iTunes on the Windows Store. Acer Inc. will bundle the controller and the goggles for $399 for the holiday shopping season.

Also, Microsoft noted UI sharing is hard, as XAML syntax is different between UWP and Xamarin.Forms. In case we did not have enough mess of the names, this will be called Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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