That shift to smartphones and tablets also is one of the reasons the next Windows 10 update will include a multi-faceted clipboard to let you copy text, images and other content on a PC and paste it on a phone, even iPhones and Android, as though the PC and phone were one. That means Android users will have these features way before iOS users.

This is great news for Microsoft and iOS device owners looking into giving Windows 10 a shot. Once the feature has been fully developed, any link you click on should ideally be opened in an Application Guard window.

"We designed Windows 10 to empower the creator in all of us", said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft. Microsoft dropped the news in Seattle at its annual Build developers conference, offering that iTunes should be available for PC users by the end of the year.

The Microsoft Fluent Design System will deliver a better cross-device experience, making jumping from platform to platform, or device to device, much easier. Microsoft says it will produce more first-party apps with the Fluent Design System than it did with Metro, which should give other developers more examples of how to make their own apps.

A Timeline feature will let you visualize the files, apps and websites you've previously engaged in, so that you can easily return to those experiences.

Activities or files will be shifted about using cloud storage service OneDrive and artificial intelligence.

"There are a wide variety of applications for both B2B and B2C customers that will benefit from bots being able to more intelligently communicate with one another, leveraging Microsoft APIs and accessing Bing's knowledge graph", said Beerud Sheth, CEO of Gupshup. It is mainly useful for mobile devices. Story Remix brings memories, photos and videos together to create stories with a soundtrack, theme and cinematic transitions.

Gartner analyst Jason Wong said the upcoming Windows update still reflected a view that desktop or laptop computers remained at the center of people's lives - which he said is not the case.

On stage, Microsoft demonstrated this tool by taking the name of a store you might want to visit and highlighting it from a to-do list on a PC, before pasting it in the search bar of your mapping app to find it and get directions.

"We have quick, linear models, of course, in addition to more intensive models like Deep Neural Networks".

The refresh is needed because the education-centric 10 S only runs software from within the Windows Store, and apps from Apple or Google are not supported on the new system.

Cloud Clipboard: - The new update will bring cloud clipboard.

That price is far more affordable than what Microsoft has been charging for another mixed reality headset called the HoloLens.

Microsoft this week doubled down on its commitment to virtual and mixed reality as the next big computing platform. It'll even be possible to install all three side by side, giving your Windows machine three different Linux personalities simultaneously.