MICROSOFT BUILD 2022 Posts on XDA

Microsoft Build 2022 was actually pretty exciting for Windows fans

Microsoft just wrapped up its Build 2022 developer conference, and frankly, it was pretty good, even if you're a Windows fan. I'm usually pretty vocal in my criticism of Build - along with other Microsoft conferences - and the continuing lack of focus on the company's desktop OS. But as is the case any time...

Microsoft announces new features coming to the OneNote app for Windows

Last year, Microsoft announced it was working on a unified OneNote app for Windows, which would come in the form of a redesign of the classic OneNote app, superseding OneNote for Windows 10. While we still don't know when the transition will be completed, Microsoft today announced that it will soon be rolling out major...

Microsoft Edge PWAs will soon feel more native on Windows

Microsoft has announced a bunch of improvements coming to its Edge browser at Build 2022. The new features include improvements to progressive web apps (PWAs), improvements to Edge DevTools, and more. Starting with PWAs, Microsoft is working to make them feel more native on Windows. First off, it's enabling new APIs that allow PWAs to handle...

Xbox Cloud Gaming now has over 10 million players

It's no secret that Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming are enjoying a period of success, but Microsoft is typically cagey over actual numbers. Especially for the cloud portion, with no sign of real data in the company's most recent earnings report. But at Build, Microsoft's annual developer conference, company CEO, Satya Nadella, casually...

Microsoft’s Power Platform can now build websites and turn images into apps

It's that time of the year again when Microsoft holds its Build developer event, and with it comes a ton of news for all kinds of Microsoft products. That includes the Power Platform, Microsoft's low-code development platform meant to make it easier for business to create apps without requiring advanced programming skills. This year, Microsoft...

Microsoft Teams gets Live Share experiences and much more at Build

At this year's Build developer event, Microsoft has unveiled a range of new capabilities for Teams, promising to take online collaboration even further. This includes a new Live Share feature that Teams apps can leverage to enhance productivity during a Teams meeting. Live Share - a name Microsoft also uses for its real-time collaboration feature in...

Android apps on Windows 11 are coming to five new countries

Microsoft is bringing the Windows Subsystem for Android - which allows users to run Android apps on Windows 11 - to five new markets later this year, the company announced at Build. Currently only available in the United States, WSA will launch in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom before the end of...

Microsoft is finally bringing third-party widgets to Windows 11

Microsoft is kicking off its Build 2022 developers conference today, and while new features in Windows 11 are definitely not a focus for the show, there is one thing that's new. Later this year, the OS will allow third-party developers to offer widgets. This is a notable change, albeit not one that's surprising. In fact, if...

Microsoft is finally taking Windows on Arm development seriously

Microsoft and Qualcomm first announced Windows on Arm in 2016, and it's been a slow journey since then. It wasn't until last year with Windows 11 that it actually for x64 emulation, finally adding the app support you'd need in order to have the same experience between Arm and Intel PCs. Now, Microsoft is announcing...

The Microsoft Store is officially open to all Win32 apps

Today is the first day of Microsoft's Build 2022 developer conference, and one thing that the company actually teased ahead of the event is improvements for the Microsoft Store. The Redmond firm delivered. There's actually a whole lot that's new in the Windows 11 Store. The waitlist for Win32 apps is going away With the new store,...

Microsoft’s Build 2022 developer event is set for May 24th

Microsoft has revealed the dates for the 2022 edition of Build, its annual developer-focused event. Build 2022 will be taking place from May 24th through the 26th, lasting about three days, as per usual. Registrations for the event will open in late April and the event will be all-digital. The official Build website says that the...