Company Embraces New Era of Conversational Intelligence and Aims To Create A More Personal Computing For Every Customer, Industry and Business
Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
(San Francisco, CA., Thursday, March 31, 2016) – Microsoft’s annual Build conference took place this week where CEO Satya Nadella and Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows and Devices, talked to thousands of developers about the work Microsoft is doing to help them embrace the new era of conversational intelligence and create more personal computing for every customer, industry and business.
Nadella showcased improvements to Cortana and announced previews of new cloud services and toolkits designed to understand the world around us and create intelligent bots. Myerson announced that the company will release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for free to all Windows 10 customers this summer, delivering significant new innovations including an all-new Windows Ink experience and new Cortana and Windows Hello features for consumers and developers on the Universal Windows Platform.
Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 is off to the fastest start in Windows history with over 270 million active devices, outpacing Windows 7 by 145 percent. Customers have spent more time in Windows 10 than ever before – over 75 billion hours since its launch.
Demonstrating Windows is the most productive environment for developers, the company shipped Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition for the first time and released the Preview for Xbox One Dev Mode.