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Also announced was deeper SharePoint integration into Microsoft Teams, enabling users to pin a SharePoint page directly into channels to enable deeper collaboration.

During its Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced that the Microsoft Launcher on Android will soon support its Windows Timeline feature.

As I noted back in November, Windows 10 adoption had accelerated throughout 2017.

Microsoft 365 is the company's new integrated, cloud service that transforms its conventional services and applications into platforms that are ready for any device, regardless of which company happens to make it. Furthermore, the Your Phone app can mirror more Android features to Windows than iOS.

The thing about Continue on PC is that you need to use Microsoft's own apps for it to work.

There will be more details on the app, so be sure to stay tuned in for it. It had 120 million active commercial users in October past year and the company announced today that the figure now stands at 135 million.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com.

Microsoft also announced a joint effort with chip-maker Qualcomm Technologies to create a vision AI developer kit running the "Azure IoT Edge" platform.

It also happens to be the first SDK Insider Preview from the Redstone 5 development branch, which is the codename for the next feature update to Windows 10, due out this fall.

Usually, the main topics of this conference are the latest updates to consumer products like Windows 10.

From adding the ability to see smartphone notifications on your Windows PC to using AI to improve accessibility for the hearing and visually impaired, Microsoft gave us a ton of interesting news. Customers gain access to industry-leading artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing performance for their models using Azure's large-scale deployments of Intel® FPGA (field programmable gate array) technology. "As developers, your UWP will work with Sets from the start, helping to keep your customers engaged", said Microsoft in a statement.

And if that's not enough, there's cold cash. This is something we have seen from third party apps in the past, but now it's Microsoft's turn to have a crack of the whip.

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