All of a sudden it seems, Microsoft Build is again upon us. And what a Build it promises to be. Let’s see what’s been promised, or, even better, what’s been conjectured.
1. Visual Studio 2015. OK, it seems fairly clear by now that at a Microsoft developers’ conference called Build, Microsoft are going to announce a new build (geddit?) of Visual Studio 2015. I doubt it’ll be the RTM but instead the RC, or Release Candidate. That’ll make it high time for this software-risk-averse CTO to install it on his machine – virtual machines, what are they?
2. Windows 10. No, definitely not the release, but I dare say there’ll be some kind of developer-related news about the next generation of the Windows platform. There may be another beta release, but then again Microsoft are throwing out new versions regularly already.
3. Developing cross-platform Windows apps. With the previous two items, we’ll be hearing about the ins and outs of creating cross-platform apps. Maybe with some joint time with Xamarin (after all, they are there too). So expect lots of information about Universal apps, especially for the phone. Maybe even for IoT? Who knows. (Well, they do, but you know what I mean.)
4. Azure. Not too sure what will be talked about with regard to Azure. After all, we’ve just had Azure Mobile Services released, but there’s bound to be something new to keep the Azure name in the forefront of everyone’s mind.
Not only all that, but we shall be there too showing off the DevExpress goods in our booth. And swag. Don’t forget that. So please come on over: Mike Roz, Mehul Harry, and Yours Truly will be there to talk about DevExpress products and about what’s coming up in v15.1 in – ooh, I don’t know <cough, cough> – a month’s time? Plus you’ll have the opportunity to ask us difficult questions about how we’re going to be supporting any new functionality related to 1 to 4 above. Plus swag.
See you this week! (Did I mention the swag?)