Today Microsoft announced quite a few things on the first day of the Build developer conference out in San Francisco.
The initial keynote address lasted nearly three hours and was full of information with some of it being unexpected and other elements ruined due to leaks over the last few weeks.
Despite the previous leaks we saw before Build the announcements made today certainly seemed to create a lot of excitement on social media such as Twitter.
So lets put together a nice package of Build Day 1 related blog posts from across the blogs of Microsoft for your perusal.
- Cortana (yes!) and Many, Many Other Great Features coming in Windows Phone 8.1 (Windows Phone Blog)
- Windows 8.1 Update – important refinements to the Windows experience (Windows Experience Blog)
- Extending platform commonality through universal Windows apps (Building Apps for Windows)
- Windows Store universal Windows app opportunity (Building Apps for Windows)
- Link your app to search results with new Bing feature (Building Apps for Windows)
- Bringing WinJS cross-platform and open source (Building Apps for Windows)
- Bing at Build 2014- More Personal, Intelligent (Bing Blogs)
- Making Search More Personal (Bing Blogs)
- Microsoft to developers at Build- You have the power (The Official Microsoft Blog)
- Microsoft unveils updates to Windows and Windows Phone at Build 2014 (The Official Microsoft Blog)
- Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 – available on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1 (IE Blog)
- Introducing the New Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 and Improved Skype for Windows 8.1 (Skype Big Blog)
- Update on 3D Printing in Windows (Extreme Windows Blog)
- Thoughts on Day 1 of Build 2014 (Blogging Windows)
- Building the Mobile Workplace with Windows and Windows Phone (Windows for your Business Blog)
- New Lumia smartphones, including flagship Nokia Lumia 930 with 5-inch screen, unveiled (The Fire Hose)
- BUILD: Day 1 Keynote Summary (Steve Fox’s OBA Ramblings – MSDN Blogs)
- Microsoft showcases converged platform, latest updates to Windows (Microsoft News Center)
- Revealed at Build- Updates for Skype, Bing, IE11 and more (Microsoft News Center)
- Windows 8.1 Update- The IT Pro Perspective (Springboard Series Blog)
The title is correct by the way – the update announced today for Windows 8.1 is simply known as Windows 8.1 Update.
No number behind that and we can probably thank all the leaks for that since it gained that nickname over the last few weeks.
Although, based on the name of an image in Terry Myerson’s Build blog post today, Thoughts on Day 1 of Build 2014, I suspect the update that will add the Start Menu and windowed Modern apps will be called Windows 8.1 Update 1.
The image is named
I added the emphasis.
What do you think?