All the cool Windows 10 features Microsoft announced at its Build conference

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All the cool Windows 10 features Microsoft announced at its Build conference

Microsoft hosted its first virtual Build conference for developers last night. The company announced a bunch of new stuff including a quantum computer built with OpenAI, new building blocks for live collaboration in Office, and Lists — a collaborative app for teams.

Along with all this, the tech giant is also bringing some key changes to the Windows platform for developers including bringing Linux UI to Windows, and a macOS Spotlight-like search-bar feature. Here are all the Windows-related announcements from the company:

Project Reunion

Microsoft has constantly tried to push developers to make Windows 10 apps that can run across platforms — desktops, laptops, tablets, consoles, and smartphones (eventually). In 2015, it rebranded universal apps as Windows apps. But its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Win32 APIs (think desktop apps) live separately. But not anymore.

Last night, the company announced Project Reunion, an effort to merge both these APIs under one umbrella. As part of this Microsoft is releasing WinUI 3 Preview 1 — a UI framework for Windows. You can check out more features at Project Renunion’s GitHub page.

All the cool Windows 10 features Microsoft announced at its Build conference