All the demos are about the Cortana experience in the Anniversary Update...
Cortana on lock screen coming with Win10 Anniversary Update and to 13 countries. #build2016
Cortana and time management, calendar
Fetching a PowerPoint document using Cortana
Notifications and how Cortana manages them across devices.
Cortana lets you respond to people, auto-add to calendar, re-arrange your schedule
Cortana doesn't know everything, so Cortana relies on developers to create apps that can plugin to augment her knowledge. Extensibility.
So Cortana can suggest food based through another app.
Businesses can also automate tasks with their own apps e.g. expense reports.
Can do this all through the phone, being demoed on Android.
"Cortana can help enhance memory"
"What toy store did I go to last year at Build"
"Proactive Actions" e.g. the IFTTT thing I mentioned in our Build preview
Proactive Actions for Cortana is in invite-only preview for developers. Lets devs add actions, contextual info to their apps. #build2016
Proactive Actions are open to all platforms, OSs.
Took devs 15 mins to create an Proactive Action for Cortana.
Say Glympse on stage...guess they have a Windows 10 app coming soon? Hope so.
Nadella back on stage. On to communication tools (apps) e.g. SMS, LINE, Kik, Skype, GroupMe
"Turn these into rich conversations canvases"
"Imagine opening up Skype..."
Sounds like they want to add Cortana, bots, holograms to Skype
Member of the Skype team takes the stage.
"Super excited" I think that was a Build Bingo phrase
'Skype as a conversation canvas'
"Skype as a conversation canvas"
"Plan trips, shop, talk to intelligent bosts...all within Skype"
Skype vision... smarter, helpful, and entertaining
Demo on Windows Phone (whoo!)
Nice, Cortana is built into skype
Transcript of visual video mail into the app
Cortana pops up, gives you interactions "brokering the conversation"