Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Science | By Cecil Little

Microsoft to increase cut from app revenues to 95pc for developers

Microsoft to increase cut from app revenues to 95pc for developers

While the Store offers some major native apps for the Windows 10 platform, like Facebook and Uber, for the most part, it has failed to attract developers with the consistency of rivals Apple App Store and Google Play. Developers can then release the software based on that SDK for companies within those industries.

One of the main efforts announced by the company is AI for Accessibility, to make use of new forms of artificial intelligence to help people with disabilities.

DJI also selected Microsoft Azure as a preferred Cloud provider to improve their commercial drone and Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) solutions. The configuration serves as an Internet of Things edge device that connect to an IoT hub running on the Azure cloud. This should change over time, since this year's Build conference is still pushing developers in that direction. This enables devices such as drones and industrial equipment to take critical action quickly without requiring cloud connectivity.

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She says it's just not worth the risk. "Luckily skin cancer, though common, is also pretty avoidable", said Mattox. But for Florida, increased sun exposure is leading to more skin cancer cases.

"It's going to be really useful for a lot of applications". Microsoft is also previewing Project Brainwave, an architecture for deep neural net processing, for Azure and on the edge. By pushing notifications to your PC, you don't have to turn your attention away from what you are now doing to glance at what your phone is buzzing over. If you use Microsoft's Edge browser (someone does, right?) or you're heavily into your Office 365 tools, Timeline will let you find anything you've been working on in the past 30 days to pick up where you left off. Additionally, Microsoft Launcher on Android will support Timeline for cross-device application launching, the company added.

Microsoft is bringing a new app to streamline how you operate your smartphone combined with your PC. Program manager Charles Morris paid a bill in Outlook in just a few clicks, but it required the developer to create an adaptive card for it. Invoice partners supporting Adaptive Cards include Sage, Intuit, Stripe and Wave.

The other promise with Project Brainwave is that customers can run AI related jobs using Microsoft hardware itself (edge devices) at their own sites rather than having to go through Microsoft's data centres.

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An ambulance arrives after an quake at the Zofiowka coal mind in Jastrzebie-Zdroj in southern Poland. The rescuers still need to locate and reach four other missing miners stuck 900m underground.

With AI at focus, Microsoft is building smarter machine learning tools for its variety of services.

"At Microsoft we've been putting to work stronger solutions such as real-time speech-to-text transcription, visual recognition services and predictive text functionality", Smith said in the blog post.

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