Microsoft Build Tour 2015
On Friday, our development team attended the Microsoft Build Tour in Midrand which showcased demos of Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft Edge, Team Foundation, Power BI and Azure. From a developer perspective the content was extremely hands-on and provided insight into the underlying technology and API’s that are available. One of the features that stood out was the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Universal Apps in Windows 10 will have responsive UI capabilities for deployment on all devices. Developers can create applications using XAML and the .NET Framework that will display fullscreen on a desktop and adapt to smaller mobile devices or tablets without recompiling. This is similar to the “Code Once Run Anywhere” approach of Java and responsive UI that is used on most web based applications. Microsoft also featured a new product called Visual Studio Code, which is designed for development on Mac OS X or Linux operating systems.
It’s refreshing to see that we can offer increased benefits with our .NET development. Not only are we excited about the new features and products that are available in Windows 10, but we’re also reassured that our existing development is on track. Microsoft confirms the trend for cross platform, os independent and responsive applications which we have been implementing for the past 19 months in all our development projects.