With Build 2019 this week, Microsoft has a load of sessions and news in store for developers. Today, the company started off by introducing several tools meant to help developers build "people-centric experiences using the Microsoft 365 platform."
Among these tools, there's the preview of the Ink Recognizer Cognitive Service, which can be used across Android, iOS, and the web to ensure accurate digital ink recognition.
Today also marks the launch of a preview of the new Windows Terminal, with tabs, themes, extensions, and much more. Alongside the new Windows Terminal, Microsoft has announced that the second iteration of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL 2) will launch in preview later this year, built on the Linux 4.19 kernel with improved performance and compatibility.
Finally, Microsoft touched on its new Visual Studio Code Remote extension, which is available today and allows remote development in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, containers, and virtual machines.
Cheap PC accessories we love
Take a gander at these awesome PC accessories, all of which will enhance your Windows experience.
Anker 4 port USB 3.0 hub ($10 at Amazon)
Whether on a desktop or laptop PC, you always need more ports to connect things to. This hub gives you an additional four USB 3.0 Type A ports.
Ikea Fixa Cable Management System ($11 at Amazon)
This IKEA cable management kit is your ticket to a clean setup. It's simple and functional.
NZXT Puck ($20 at Amazon)
This clever little accessory has powerful magnets on the rear to make it stick to any of the metal panels on your PC case or anything else. It's great for hanging accessories like headsets.
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