Microsoft posts BUILD sessions, points towards Windows Phone announcement

Microsoft has posted up the sessions for its BUILD conference that kicks-off this week and you can find a few tidbits of information by looking at the details of the deep dive classes.

One of the first items on the list says “The new release of Windows Phone dramatically expands the ways in which developers can build applications and games, by adding several new programming models”. Now, this could be talking about the current release but seeing as there have been leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 popping up nearly every day, this session appears to add more credit that the update will be announced at BUILD.

If you want to start looking through the other sessions that will be offered, you can do so by checking them out here.

Neowin will be attending BUILD which kicks-off on Wednesday and will be bringing all the details as Microsoft announces them directly to Neowin's front page.

Source: Microsoft | Thanks for the tip Greg!

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TsarNikky said,
Nothing for the traditional office setting, based on laptops and desktops?

Not in this sneak preview. But I'm sure there is plenty coming your way. For starters Windows 8.1 update 1. Which makes Windows 8 as a whole much more usable on non-touch. particular laptops where closing modern apps with a touchpad is the worst.

Ronnet said,

Not in this sneak preview. But I'm sure there is plenty coming your way. For starters Windows 8.1 update 1. Which makes Windows 8 as a whole much more usable on non-touch. particular laptops where closing modern apps with a touchpad is the worst.


Indeed plus there should be sessions about Windows Threshold/Windows 9.

Ronnet said,

Not in this sneak preview. But I'm sure there is plenty coming your way. For starters Windows 8.1 update 1. Which makes Windows 8 as a whole much more usable on non-touch. particular laptops where closing modern apps with a touchpad is the worst.

If you listen to tech sites like neowin yes I can see why youd think that considering they systematically ignored every important feature in the spring update focusing instead on trivial ui changes.

No discussion of WIM boot and other improvements just the same old broken record about metro.

TPreston said,

If you listen to tech sites like neowin yes I can see why youd think that considering they systematically ignored every important feature in the spring update focusing instead on trivial ui changes.

No discussion of WIM boot and other improvements just the same old broken record about metro.

How is that relevant to the topic?

Ben Dyson said,
Are the main keynotes being live-streamed and what times are they for us over in the UK? :)

Everything will have a stream, the keynotes should be live for sure either at channel9 or maybe MS' media/pr website? I'm thinking it'll be at channel 9 because that's where it was last time iirc.

Evidence of Cortana with the session titled Integrating Your App into the Windows Phone Speech Experience. The description talks about using "free-form natural language commands" and "voice-based conversational dialog interactions".

That sounds more like the current Voice APIs in Windows Phone to me. But earlier there was one session description which mentioned cortana...

The Story of Bing Apps: Delight Across Multiple Form Factors
"...This session showcases cool Cortana scenarios ..."

But they have since removed the description.

Lots of interesting things in the session descriptions, such as:

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/2-524
"changes to sideloading and sideloaded apps in Windows 8.1, and more"

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/2-523
"Windows and Windows Phone have a converged Live Tiles platform and development model"

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/2-525
"This session includes rich demos of the Windows.Media.Capture API and advanced image processing techniques, including HDR"

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/3-643
"You will leave this session with an in-depth understanding of neural networks and get some early information about a related, soon-to-be-released Microsoft product."

Imminent and obvious with all the rumours and leaks around it lately. I can't wait to get it on my phone and seeing what they announce to give my 920 that extra bit of life in it's dying last months of its contract.