Friday, May 01, 2015

AI, ML: Microsoft Project Oxford

Microsoft Project Oxford Home (
"Project Oxford": Adding Smart to Your Applications | Build 2015 | Channel 9
"Microsoft Project Oxford is a set of machine learning based REST APIs and SDKs that help developers easily add intelligent capabilities such as language understanding, speech recognition, image understanding, and face recognition into your applications. These APIs let developers leverage the power of Microsoft’s deep machine learning investments in these fields across platforms. This talk will provide an overview of the services and how to integrate them into your application."

Microsoft’s Project Oxford helps developers build more intelligent apps - Next at Microsoft
Project Oxford face verification
Microsoft’s new tools let developers to add things like face verification to their apps.

Microsoft’s Project Oxford Gives Developers Access To Facial, Image And Speech-Recognition APIs | TechCrunch
Microsoft quietly launched a set of new machine-learning APIs in beta under the “Project Oxford” moniker yesterday and today it’s demo for this service went viral.
This site lets you upload photos of faces and then it automatically figures out how old the person in that photo is.

Windows 10 Apps += Web, Win32, .NET, Android Java, C++, Objective-C (!)

Windows 10 is a "big deal".
It will be available for free upgrade for all Windows 7 and 8.x users,
and will run all desktops/laptops/tablets, phones, mobile and IoT devices, as small as $35 Raspberry Pi. All those platforms will run same universal apps, from Windows 10 store.

On top of this, there is now a way to run web apps as Windows apps from Windows Store,
to install and run "classic" Win32 and .NET  apps in secure "containers" on Windows 10,
to run Android Java/C++ Apps on Windows 10,
as well as to compile and iOS Objective-C Apps in Visual Studio and install and run on Windows 10!

Day One Keynote Presentation | Build 2015 | Channel 9

Build 2015 marks an important step in our journey with developers – and it’s just the beginning - The Official Microsoft Blog

Huge news: Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps | The Verge

Microsoft brings Android, iOS apps to Windows 10 | Ars Technica

Welcoming Developers to Windows 10

Why Microsoft's Strategy For iOS And Android Apps Is Genius (And Insidious) - ARC - ARC

Microsoft Build 2015: Porting of Android and iOS apps to be simplified on Windows 10 - Tech2
Microsoft Build 2015: Porting of Android and iOS apps to be simplified on Windows 10

Microsoft says developers can port iOS and Android apps to Windows 10 | Computerworld

Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Edge web browser

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft’s New Browser Will Be Called Microsoft Edge | TechCrunch
Microsoft’s new browser is called "Microsoft Edge"
instead of “Project Spartan” placeholder.
Edge will be the primary/default browser built into Windows 10.
  • It has built-in Cortana support.
  • It has built-in reader, note-taking and sharing features.
  • The design focuses on simplicity and minimalism.
  • The rendering engine is called EdgeHTML.
This is Microsoft Edge, the replacement for Internet Explorer | The Verge
While Microsoft Edge is the successor to Internet Explorer, Microsoft will keep its aging browser around for enterprise customers. Microsoft Edge is designed to be basic and minimalist for the future, and early previews include new features like digital ink annotation, Cortana integration, and a built-in reading list.
Microsoft's Edge logo clings to the past | The Verge