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Bookmark this: Microsoft's highlights from Build 2014

Build 2014

We’re still recovering from Microsoft’s //BUILD/ conference from last week. Build 2014 was the event that Microsoft finally showed us Windows Phone 8.1 for the first time publically. It was also full of information for developers throughout the week at all the various sessions. Microsoft has compiled a really handy recap of the event last week.

Need to catch up and digest all the info? Then you’re going to watch to go to Microsoft’s Building Apps for Windows blog to get a full rundown of everything. They’ve compiled highlights from the keynotes, universal apps, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update.

This is their Build 2014 highlights #1, which means we can probably look forward to another post from them breaking down all the enterprise features.

Hit up the source link below to catch up!

Source: Build 2014 Highlights #1


Reader comments

Bookmark this: Microsoft's highlights from Build 2014


No. The 3310 will receive an OTA update later this month and will receive Windows 9 directly in September.

I'm reading "Developer's Preview" in every title from WPCentral that pops up on my phone. It must be some kind of disease, illness, syndrome... what is it guys?

I'm almost close to a heartbreak opening the site hoping to find the "developer's preview available" title...

Dear Microsoft team, 

                                 I am Tomas, and I had a great idea. Because of Windows Phone 8.1 new feature, Cortana, the actual command to use Tell Me won't have a use any more, that's why you can use as old phones, that pressing a certain bottom you could call a contact. That will difference Windows Phone even more than now. This will also be atractive to "the next billion", people from the third world that want their first smartphone.

                                 Thank you for your time and I hope you could make this happen.



Dear Tomas,

We thank you for your idea. We will take your suggestion into consideration and we'll get back to you in 3 years. Eventually.


(post scriptum - jokes aside, this isn't a Microsoft official site, mate. It's not very useful to request those things here. Check Microsoft's UserVoice page and put the suggestion there ;) )

Jimmy Fallon voice and background music...
Thank you, Tomas, as for your English, the MS team might just make that feature detonates the phone, and get rid of "the next billion".

Omg it thrills me how apps will completely change the start screen. I want that diagonal theme. Epic.

Most memorable part of build was when they did not announce any new high-end phones coming to T-Mobile! Oh well, maybe next year! :/

The Lumia 925 will get all of the same software any new phone will. It has a very high PPI screen, fantastic, highly rated, high MP camera. Also it is probably one of the last Lumias that will have the glance screen. If they don't release a new Tmobile windows phone that is flagship level, I'm not sure it would really impact us a whole lot since we've already got flagship material in our hands.

Why does Belfiore say Windows 8 point 1? Everyone I know in software would say Windows 8 dot 1. And Baja Fresh is not the third best Mexican restaurant in Palo Alto. Anyway, Cortana looks mostly good. Eagerly awaiting giving it a shot!

I see your point (ha!), but it is not really a number so much as a designation. In other words, you don't add Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 and get Windows 15.1. Same with IP addresses. You don't add with and get, and absolutely no one in the know would say "point" for an IP address and not expect to get laughed at.

just because you don't add versions to get the next, it doesn't mean it isn't a number. And BTW, IP addresses don't use "point". You don't say 127 point 1 etc. you're highly confused :) stop it.

Whatever the case, it is windows eight point one...period!!!

It is you that is confused. If read correctly you will see that I also say no one uses point when talking about IP addresses. Similarly, no one in software uses point for version numbers. Sure, I can see laymen saying point. What I'm saying is Belfiore by using point when talking to an auditorium full of devs comes off as sounding like a layman, which isn't good for the head of the division.

Similarly, no one in software uses point for version numbers

HA HA HA. sure. ok.

well you heard it first. windows phone 7 POINT 5 was really SEVEN DOT FIVE.

LOL. you've lost it. but I give you credit for trying. 

"you’re going to watch to go to Microsoft’s"


I think you meant "You're going to want to go to Microsoft's"

cortana of us accent contained in the developer preview or indians will have to wait a year? i somewhere heard that cortana will be available for us only... ms is currently working on other accents... and it will be soon available in 2015... btw cant wait for the DP (DEV PREV.... NT DOUBLE PENETRATION ;) )