WhatsApp is bringing its desktop app to the Windows Store very soon

Fernando Stephens
May 18, 2017

Created to ensure that "experiences flow seamlessly between Windows, iOS and Android devices, Fluent Design and Microsoft Graph will add a variety of new capabilities via the Fall Creators Update".

At a session at Build 2017 Microsoft also shared the upcoming Windows 10 Start Screen with Fluent Design demo along with other apps.

The Microsoft Graph is an intelligent fabric that helps connect dots between people, conversations, projects, and content within the Microsoft Cloud - ensuring experiences flow seamlessly between Windows, iOS, and Android devices. While Apple and Spotify were called out on stage for porting their apps to the Windows Store but the wind direction seems to suggest another pretty big name is joining the league as well. While that patch was beneficial for anyone still running Windows XP, isn't it time to figure out the way forward from XP and move to a modern OS?

Microsoft also used Build 2017 to announce an early preview of the Azure Database Migration Service that will offer to migrate on-premises SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL databases to Azure.

This means that Apple iPhone users will be able to resume their work on their smartphones when leaving from their PCs. Autodesk SketchBook, the de facto application for painting and drawing, was built from the ground up as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app leveraging the pen and touch capability of Windows 10. It is a next-generation board portal which leverages data from lines of business applications to provide a single source of truth for executives to steer the business in real time. But, we aren't seeing the desktop app at the instant and the link for the app also suggests that it is "currently unavailable" on the Windows Store. While numerous new features and plans announced were applicable mostly to developers, consumers weren't left out in the cold.

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Windows Story Remix, one of the new applications arriving with the Fall Creators Update, will use deep learning and artificial intelligence to let users organize and present their photos and videos in new ways.

The latest alpha releases of Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin for Windows, and Visual Studio for Mac feature preview support for Microsoft's Xamarin Live Player apps that allow developers to write, execute, and debug code continuously on an iOS or Android device straight from the IDE. Now, Windows is the only platform that can run both Windows apps and Linux apps side-by-side.

In a nutshell, this tells Microsoft how quickly you want to get unfinished builds on your machine.

In addition, Microsoft unveiled the world's first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers with no markers required. Unlike some other headset controllers that rely on motion sensors in a room to track a user's movements, Microsoft's are created to be free roaming, as long as the controllers are in their operator's field of view.

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