Following on from yesterday’s post where I covered the Build 2016 for Windows 10 that was more business desktop focused, today I’ll move on to other Windows 10 content that caught my attention, but didn’t necessarily fit strictly into the things I need to know to deploy Windows 10 in the enterprise. These are just a small sampling of the total number of Windows 10 related sessions at build, so if you have a particular interest or need, check out the main Build site. I’ll start with one from a team that I’ve had several opportunities to sit with and chat about what they do, the Windows Insider team. Then I’ll follow with perhaps the surprise announcement of Build 2016.
Inside the Windows Insider Program
Join us to hear from two of the principal architects of the Windows Insider Program for a candid conversation about the past, present, and future of the program. They will share some of the history, provide a peek inside the day to day operations, and share some thoughts on how it will evolve in the future. The Windows Insider Program is the largest public preview program in Microsoft history and has been an important source of customer feedback used to develop Windows 10. More than 7 Million people have signed up to receive preview builds, report problems, and share suggestions to help make Windows 10 great.
Running Bash on Ubuntu on Windows!
Running Bash on Ubuntu on Windows? Really? Yes, REALLY! In this video we’ll outline why and how we’re enabling Windows 10 to run native Linux apps and tools directly on Windows! Watch to learn more and to see Bash running on Ubuntu on Windows!
Continuum for Phone: Optimizing Windows Apps Across Screens
With Windows 10, your phone can work like your PC. Continuum for phone enables you to connect a Windows mobile device to any external display with the new Microsoft Display Dock, USB-C, or Miracast. Users can leverage a keyboard and mouse to get the productivity and entertainment value of a PC with the portability, cost, and convenience of a single device. To support Continuum, developers need only develop an adaptive Windows 10 app on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Beyond building a UWP app, the combined screens will enable you to create unique experiences to reach new users. Learn about best practices for building UWP apps which adapt and transition seamlessly from phone to a connected display. Understand the key scenarios and interactions enabled by Continuum.
Continuum for Phone
With Windows 10, your phone can work like your PC. Continuum for phone enables you to connect a Windows mobile device to any external display with the new Microsoft Display Dock, USB-C, or Miracast. Users can leverage a keyboard and mouse and other peripherals to get the productivity and entertainment value of a PC with the portability, cost, and convenience of a single device. Come see Continuum in action!
Windows Unlock with IoT Devices
With Windows 10 strong authentication and biometrics we’re poised for mainstreaming on Windows devices with Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello. These solutions are about to become more flexible than ever with the companion device framework that will enable IHV’s to build a broad range of devices (e.g.: wearables, NFC cards, etc) that can be used to remotely unlock or even authenticate on your Windows 10 devices.
Notification Futures: Action Center in the Cloud and the Windows Notification Platform
Notifications are one of the primary ways you interact with your customers on Windows Platforms. In the next release of Windows 10, Action Center and toast notifications are evolving to help you get the content you care about no matter where you are and to make you more productive than ever with Action Center in the Cloud. Developers will be able to use notification mirroring and forwarding to drive app engagement on Windows even from their apps on other platforms. We have built upon the strength of the converged platform to deliver new enterprise management capabilities while continuing to drastically increase notification reliability. Windows notifications payloads are becoming more flexible and we have a reimagined notification UI we can’t wait to share with you. This session will cover both the new notification experiences for end users and the developer scenarios you can build using the notification platform making the next release of Windows 10 the most engaging notification platform for your app.
Windows Hello in Microsoft Edge
Windows Hello already offers Windows 10 users a secure password alternative for accessing business networks, apps, and SaS applications and now we’re adding new support that will enable users to use Windows Hello for passwordless sign-in to their favorite websites using Microsoft Edge. Come join us to learn how to update your website to support strong authentication and passwordless authentication using Windows Hello.