In this article, we will give you a summary of the most important events and unveilings of Microsoft Build 2022 so that if for any reason you can not see the ceremony Get acquainted (gain, obtain) with present-day products of the largest software company in the world. Although Microsoft is also involved in hardware development, it has shifted its focus from software to hardware, and there has been no word on hardware. So if you want certain hardware to be unveiled, you seem to have to wait longer.
Microsoft not only unveiled new services at the event, but also rolled out existing services to give users a more enjoyable experience. From working with them. Without further ado, we look at the most important events and unveilings of Microsoft Build 2022.
Dev Box cloud service
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Last year , Microsoft tried to bring Windows users to the cloud through the Windows 365 application. It now wants to persuade developers to use cloud-based tools to develop their apps. Microsoft's new cloud service, which is also based on Windows 365, allows developers to Build and launch virtual machines by supporting applications and services for developers.
Dev Box service, according to Microsoft, for developers Desktop, mobile, games, applications, and the Internet of Things are compatible, and allow them to Build multi-platform applications through the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The service is currently in beta, but it is said that this version will be available to the public in the coming months.
2. Support for Android applications in Windows 11 in new countries
As you know, Windows 11 from Android applications to Native form supported. Of course, the number of these applications is not very large, and the store that allows users to download and install Android apps is the Amazon Store, not the Play Store, but Microsoft is always trying to bring this feature to maturity.
3. Ability to Restore Apps in Windows 11 Store
Microsoft made changes to its store during its Build 2022 One of the most important of which is the possibility of Restore Apps. This feature can help you recover your old apps on the new system when you purchase a new system.
This feature syncs with your Microsoft account so users can log in as soon as they log in. Use the app in the store and click on the option to restore apps, all the apps that were in the old system, also in the new system. It will also allow developers to register unpacked Win32 apps and hide them in the store, the latter of which will help them test the new feature with only a small group of users.
4. Change the design and add new features to OneNote
OneNote is one of the best note-taking apps with a lot of great features So that it can be equated in many ways even with Microsoft Word. The app now has a number of changes to make it better compatible with Windows 11 and its new look.
Among the good features of OneNote is that it can be updated in full-screen mode, supporting the Mica effect. Used in the Windows 11 theme, the ability to separate unread notes from read items, the ability to sort different pages in alphabetical order to avoid getting lost in the many notes, support for digital ink and Surface Slim Pen 2 point pen .
5. Support for third-party widgets in Windows 11
Microsoft also released some great news in its Build 2022 It also supports Windows 11 third-party widgets. Currently only 11 widgets are available in Windows 11, including weather, sports, games, pictures, movie list, Entertainment, Traffic, To Do (daily to-do list), Out Look calendar, Family Safety, and tips.
But now it is possible to add third-party widgets to Windows 11. Be. This means you can add widgets from different applications to it. Of course, if those applications have a widget. This change is useful because you can find out the status of many applications without having to open them. Just like the application that widgets have in smartphones.
6. Visual Studio 2022 and VS Code logo development for Windows
As you know, Microsoft is very interested in Windows Arm, and in order to provide the necessary infrastructure to use it, in its 2022 build, develop Arm-based versions. Visual Studio 2022 and VS Code applications announced. According to Microsoft, a demo version of the app will be available in the coming weeks, but the full version will be available a few months later, but unfortunately the exact time has not been announced.
Since Arm has a large audience, there is no doubt that many developers would like Microsoft to release more and more comprehensive information on this soon. Currently, the US company seems to be working on an Arm-native toolchain that includes tools such as Visual C ++, Java, and .NET 6. Modern, .NET Framework. Classic, Windows Terminal becomes the full version of Visual Studio 2022 and VS Code and WSL and WSA for running Linux and Android apps.
7. Make changes to Loop service
Microsoft has announced that it will be much easier to work in teams on Microsoft 365 apps such as Outlook and Teams thanks to new changes made to Loop service. For example, users can now drag a table inside a Word file but still be able to see the same table that someone else is editing inside an Excel file.
According to the company, Microsoft Loop can play an important role in increasing the efficiency of teamwork because thanks to it, users can work together on a project and faster Bring it to an end. This is a very big step for Microsoft in managing things.
8. Collaboration with Hugging Face in the field of artificial intelligence
Collaboration with Hugging Face in the field of service-based Works on artificial intelligence, has developed a new product called Hugging Face Endpoints. People's interest in artificial intelligence is growing more and more, but using it in a process from the beginning is not an easy task at all. The purpose of developing this product is to solve exactly this problem.
Hugging Face Endpoints is available through the Microsoft Azure machine learning service and according to information published by the Tekranch website, its main focus is on Text analysis. In this way, in summarizing or producing a text, answering questions based on Transformer and extracting information is very useful.
9. Live sharing on Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams which is a video calling application And, as the name implies, suitable for group work, has received a new feature called Live Share, which now allows users to simultaneously and simultaneously, on a video that Shared work. This feature is one of the most useful and best features that an application with Teams application could receive. In addition, the Whiteboard feature has been added to the application, which, just like the above feature, allows users to create and edit a shared file.
10. Power Pages
For many users, coding is very difficult. As a result, the American company is trying to reduce the dependence on this skill and instead provide a platform in which users can more easily meet their needs. In this regard, a new tool called Power Pages was unveiled in Build 2022.
This tool makes the website design process much easier for those who have a business. It also has a section called Learn Hub where you can get the information you need about designing a website or modeling business data and working with component code. Given the need for people in a business to design a website, this new feature can really help them.
11. Volta Project; New Windows 11 development kit
Microsoft during its Build 2022, from a development kit called Project Volterra unveiled the Snapdragon chip as the beating heart. This is the first It's a Microsoft desktop computer, but note that it's not going to be publicly available and only developers will be able to use it.
Qualcomm also has a new development kit called Qualcomm Neural Processing ( Qualcomm Neural Processing) unveiled that allows developers to look at the implementation of artificial intelligence on their application from different angles. As it turns out, we should be seeing AI coming to Windows very soon.
Convert speech to programming, summarizing, and text-generating code
Microsoft launches its Azure AI service with new features Updated, one of the most important of which is Embedding Models. These models will help users in recognizing the similarity of different texts, finding text and code. For example, in recognizing the similarity of texts, it seeks the percentage of similarity between one text and another, and in finding the text and code, using a series of special criteria, it tries to find information codes among the files.Microsoft Azure's artificial intelligence service is Codex, which makes the dream of a programming enthusiast come true. Using GPT-3, this service is designed to convert natural language into programming code. Other features added to the Azure AI service include content detection system with incorrect information, filtering of content from inappropriate, ugly and offensive words, and text production system with the lowest error rate.
13. The ability to convert a simple drawing to an application with Power Apps Express Design
A new and very attractive service that was unveiled at the Microsoft event is called Power Apps Express Design, which helps users to create PDF and PowerPoint files, Figma design files Turn simple, hand-drawn drawings or screenshots into applications. This service uses a very powerful artificial intelligence that can examine the inputs professionally.
It should be noted that other things happened at the Microsoft event, but these were the most important ones, in a nutshell. We dealt with them.