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There were a number of great announcements from #Microsoft at Build’s day 1 keynote with bots and the new Bot Framework given the most attention. Satya talked for a while about the new “Conversation as a Platform”, it's place within Microsoft as it intersects with all three of their strategic areas and how it'll be the future of technology.

There were examples of #Cortana interacting with bots,...

January 21st

#Microsoft held its big #Windows10 event unveiling many features, that it will work on PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, IoT devices and the #Xbox One, plus the all-important fact that for the first year it would be a free update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

The company showed off the new #Continuum features, improved design of the OS and how Cortana would be integrated into the OS. T...

#Microsoft delivered on its promise of new devices today, surprising and delighting the assembled masses with a wide range of new hardware announcements. The leaks and rumours of the past few weeks and months perhaps lessened some of the excitement but Microsoft sure made up for that.

Kicking the event off Microsoft revealed that #HoloLens Developer Kits will be available in Q1 of 2016 and will c...

This evening I was invited to the first public screening of #Microsoft Design’s newest short film, Inclusive. It was a captivating exploration of designing something for an individual; finding out what really matters to them and creating something that really meets their needs in such a way the technology disappears.

I won’t spoil it for you, it really is worth a watch, but I will say that it cov...

Since first showing off and surprising the world with #HoloLens in January one of the most commonly asked questions about the device is when will it be out. Up until today the phrase given in answer by #Microsoft has always been "within the Windows 10 timeframe", a vague answer considering #Windows10 is the last version of the OS.

Another most asked question has been about the device's field o...

Before #Build2015 started I wanted one thing from it, a reason why anyone should buy into the #Microsoft ecosystem. In short, I could buy an iPhone, have access to more access to more apps than with Windows and still use all of Microsoft’s services. Why then would I buy a Microsoft product? You can read more about why I wanted this here - http://www.piptell.com/Home/Pip/4358

Why would I buy a Mi

I have probably used the same positive adjectives every year following Build's day 1 keynote such as "amazing", "exciting" and "fantastic". However, for 2015's keynote I am using words such as "surprising", "shocking" and "stunning". The twist is I am not using these adjectives as negatives but as massive positives.

It was surprising that #Microsoft announced Visual Studio Code, bringing a fami...

Later today Microsoft will be kicking off its #Build2015 conference with its first keynote. It's sure to be a packed event with lots of information and first looks at #Windows10, #HoloLens and much more. There's also likely to be a large number of terms and phrases in there too and so, as with the January 21st Windows 10 event I have made a bingo game so we can all play along.

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Tomorrow, #Microsoft will kick off its biggest and most important conference of 2015, #Build. It's the biggest conference because Microsoft won't have a larger collection of developers, a fuller schedule of sessions or more important news all year. It's the most important because Microsoft will be showing the world why they are still important to consumers, outlining how with #Windows10 they've le...

Back in 2009 the Office Labs team released their vision for technology in 2019. It featured radical ideas, designs and experiences some of which don't seem so crazy 6 years on.

One of those experiences featured a transparent device providing information about a plant that a user could see through the screen. This vision showed how the physical could be augmented with digital information. Surely...

Is this the future of computing? Well, that remains to be seen.

#Microsoft wasn't content with just announcing new features for #Windows10 on PCs, tablets and phones yesterday with the company also announcing 2 new devices and experiences. In this Pip I will provide an overview of the Surface Hub, in a following Pip I will look at #HoloLens.

Read my Pip covering all the new Windows 10 features - http://www.piptell.com/Home/Pip/4295 and all the new features ...