The most interesting bits from Microsoft’s Build conference

Microsoft just wrapped up its day-two Build 2017 keynote, and this is the one that was filled with news that’s more important to consumers and the company’s loyal fans. Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore, and other executives shared the stage to reveal details about the upcoming year for Windows 10, a new design philosophy for all Microsoft apps, the company’s mixed reality efforts, and much more.

Some of the announcements are a little old-hat, Microsoft playing catchup with Apple’s continuity system.

Others are quite exciting and it seems like they’re really pursuing the “mixed-reality” space. The introduction of their new VR Motion Controllers (that look very, very similar to Oculus’ Touch Controllers) and low cost barrier-to-entry make their eco-system very appealing.

Last point I’ll touch on, the introduction of iTunes on the Microsoft Store, is something they really wanted you to know. Apple have been working closely with Microsoft to make it happen and it means those of you embarking on the new Win 10 S route will be able to play your music. In addition to this Linux builds will also be available, they show off Ubuntu & CentOS with others to come.

Source: The biggest announcements from Microsoft’s Build event – The Verge