Build 2018 — Day 2 Summary

Yesterday was the second day of the Microsoft Build 2018 conference. In this post, you can find the Keynote’s summary.

Keynote was splitted into four main topics:


TimeLine at Microsoft Launcher

Source: CNET

Windows 10’s Timeline comes to the Microsoft Launcher to let you go back to your activities (apps, documents, web sites, etc.) switching between your PC and your Phone (iOS or Android).

Windows Sets

Source: windowslatest

An easier way to organize your information and get back to what you were doing. With Sets, what belongs together stays together, making it easier and faster to create and be productive. For developers, UWP will work with Sets from the start, helping to keep customers engaged.

Adaptive Cards

Source: MSPowerUser

Enable developers to create rich, interactive content in messages coming from their apps, bots or services into Teams and Outlook. As a result, people can approve expense reports or comment on an issue in GitHub directly within a Teams chat, or even pay bills directly in email.

Windows Developers

Updates to Fluent Design System

Source: WindowsCentral

The new changes include the ability to develop Fluent web apps for Windows without worrying about the UI stack. You can now easily create UWP apps and access more capable, flexible, powerful XAML controls regardless of which UI stack they use — whether it’s Windows Forms, WPF, or native Win32.


With UWP XAML Islands, developers can access more capable, flexible, powerful XAML controls regardless of which UI stack they use — whether it’s Windows Forms, WPF or native Win32.


Source: MSPowerUser

The new MSIX file packaging format brings together the features of apps and MSI file packaging formats. This new MSIX installer will support all type of Windows applications including Win32, WPF, WinForm and UWP (Learn more).

Boxstarter and Chocolatey support

Source: Microsoft’s Blog

A new open source project on Github was announced with some sample scripts to simplify setting up dev machines, starting with App Dev, Web Dev, and NodeJS Development. They are planning to add more in the future by working with the community (Learn More).

New revenue model in the Store

Source: CNET

Microsoft announced that later this year it will start to give developers 95% of the revenue earned on the Microsoft Store from app purchases or any in-app products when developer direct customer to app in Microsoft Store. On the other side, if the customer found the app in the store, developer earn 85% (Learn more).

Office Development

JavaScript Custom Functions

Source: SoftZone

New Azure Machine Learning and JavaScript custom functions that let developers and organizations create their own powerful additions to the Excel catalog of formulas. Those formulas can be deployed to Office 365 and shared across your enterprise (Learn more).

Payments in Outlook

Source: WindowsCentral

Using Adaptive cards into Outlook and integrated with Microsoft Pay, the user can make payments without needing to switch to another application or service (Learn more).

Microsoft Graph

Microsoft Teams API

Source: Office Dev Center

Updated Microsoft Teams APIs in the Microsoft Graph and support for organization-specific applications in Teams allows developers to create tailored, intelligent experiences based on the unique needs of a business or industry. Companies can also publish custom apps to the Teams app store (Learn More).

Originally published by Sebastian Gambolati for SOUTHWORKS on Medium 09 May 2018