Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello Start Menu, Office for Touch,Universal Apps,WP 8.1 and much more ! BUILD 2014 : Day 1

Start Menu 
The users wanted it so Microsoft has added the Start menu back to it's place with a customizable modern app tiles panel . This photo was taken from BUILD 2014 which is currently happening in San Francisco.

Microsoft Office for touch 
Microsoft also took the chance to introduce the new touch based version of Office. The tech giant managed to create a beautiful presentation of PowerPoint app. The app has the Ribbon in the top with a much more touch friendly UI. Microsoft also stated that they are working to bring touch gestures in Office for touch.

Universal apps
Universal apps are just amazing and if you are a developer then you are going to love this feature. You can write the code once and you get your app working in two different platforms like the natively coded apps. Well it means you can create your app for Windows and re-use the same code to create the Windows Phone app. The app automatically adjusts itself to look great at every resolution across the diverse range of devices.

Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 was officially announced by Microsoft. Microsoft explained most of the major features with beautiful demonstration. WP 8.1 takes your Windows Phone a generation ahead with plethora new features and improvements. It brings the Start Screen customization to the next level as now you can set a picture behind the Start screen and magically your tiles become transparent and your start screen will look lovely.Also the number of tiles which can be pinned in rows has been increased, this can also be disabled. Now the Windows Phone 8.1 keyboard is the world record holder for the fastest typing keyboard as it brings the swype keyboard which means that now you can move your finger across the letters and voila your word would be typed.

Cortana stands out in WP 8.1, the voice assistant which is personal for you, it understands you as you use it. She understands you,your interests and the people you know so that it can give suggestions. You can open an app, create an event and warn if you have any conflicts and much more... It is the first personal assistant which replies for your questions. There are much more features in WP 8.1 which make the Day 1 video worth watching. You can watch the full video here.

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