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Microsoft Build keynote

CEO Satya Nadella and other Microsoft execs will give the keynote address on the first day of Microsoft Build. We expect new versions of Windows and Windows Phone and perhaps even some new hardware.

  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 5:20:23 PM
    Visual Studio update is up there today as well.
  • Sarah Mitroff 4/2/2014 5:20:58 PM
    You can also access the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer preview starting today.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:21:01 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:21:15 PM
    Okay, Terry Myerson is back on stage.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:21:21 PM
    "You guys ready for the good stuff now?"
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 5:21:42 PM
    Folks are rolling out some new demo stations, including new-age Kinect sensors on monitors.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:21:54 PM
    The top feedback we've gotten from Build is the desire that Microsoft share its roadmap. We need to know where you're going, he says.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:22:02 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:22:04 PM
    Myerson talking about longer term projects.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:22:39 PM
    Myerson references the television -- the one screen he hasn't talked about. Xbox time.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:23:02 PM
    Xbox is being used in 80M televisions around the world. The average user is on it 5 hours a day.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:23:13 PM
    We're going to allow your universal apps to run on the Xbox.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:23:18 PM
    Huge applause for that.
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 5:23:32 PM
    Universal applications will run on the Xbox One as well! Can't wait to update PowerPoints between Titanfall sessions.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:23:44 PM
    Demonstrating Khan Academy. Last year, Microsoft took the site and turned it into a Windows Web app.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:23:45 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:24:13 PM
    As we bring universal apps to Xbox, working with Khan Academy on the Xbox.
  • Sarah Mitroff 4/2/2014 5:24:24 PM
    Even on stage at Build, you still have to tell the Xbox One to stop listening.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:24:30 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:24:54 PM
    Unique code for Windows applications, phone, and Xbox...most of the code and a lot of the layout in the share common part of the project.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:25:24 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:25:35 PM
    Visual Studio can re-compile code for each device and deploy them to specific targets (phone, tablet, PC, Xbox) Can see it running in Visual Studio. Neat.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:25:53 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:26:14 PM
    If you're going to put an app on the Xbox, you can't just think of the controller, you have to think about Kinect.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:26:33 PM
    Myerson demonstrates controlling Khan Academy using the Kinect motion controller.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:26:37 PM
    Time for Kinect.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:27:10 PM
    Myerson apparently likes to play Dance Central with his daughter. He says it's ugly to watch.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:27:12 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:27:20 PM
    It's important for us to bring Kinect to PC, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:27:37 PM
    Kinect V2 for Windows.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:27:49 PM
    It's built off of the sensor that shipped with the Xbox One.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:28:16 PM
    The camera works up close or in a smaller room, works in low light, has skeleton tracking, he says.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:28:18 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:28:44 PM
    Myerson highlights Reflexion Health and Freak'n Genius, two companies using Kinect to augment their apps.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:28:54 PM
    Sorry, it's Freak'N Genius.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:29:21 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:29:22 PM
    The video shows off some of the uses for Kinect.
  • Sarah Mitroff 4/2/2014 5:29:24 PM
    Video time, showing off new uses for the Kinect with Windows.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:30:21 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:30:36 PM
    "It's kinda magical," the last developer says at the end of the video
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:30:53 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:31:10 PM
    Myerson says he believes this is the future of interactions with computers. The cameras will become pervasive, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:31:16 PM
    Now on to graphics.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:31:34 PM
    On video is live-action feed of someone playing Forza on the Xbox One.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:31:57 PM
    The Xbox graphics platform has low-level control and efficiency, allowing artists to execute on their vision, he says.
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