The Project Rome Android SDK, works both with Java and with Xamarin, enable developers to bridge the experience gap that exists as their app users move between Android and Windows or Xbox devices.
“Project Rome is a platform for creating experiences that transcend a single device and increase user engagement. It empowers developers to create human-centric scenarios that move with the user and blur the lines between their devices regardless of form factor or platform,” writes the team.
To bridge the experience gap with Project Rome Android SDK Paul, you can:
- The Remote Systems API to discover other Windows devices that the user owns. The Remote Systems APIs will allow the Contoso Music app to discover these devices on the same network, and through the cloud.
- Once discovered, the Remote Launch API will launch his app on another Windows device.
- Once his app is launched on the other device, Paul can use remote app services to control his app running on Windows from his Android device. We are not releasing this functionality in the release today, but it is coming soon in a future release of the Android SDK.
This SDK of Project Rome for Android can be downloaded over here.
Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE) is now available as a production-ready release. The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux.
It adds BCP API support, support for user-defined KeyStoreProvider for Always Encrypted, Ubuntu 16.10 support and dependency on the platform unixODBC Driver Manager instead of the custom unixODBC-utf16 Driver Manager.
Microsoft also acquired the extension, ‘Wiki’ by Agile Extensions, and plan to provide a built-in Wiki experience. With this acquisition for Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS), the company plans to improved all of the following for an improved collaboration experience:
- The new account pages with “me” views of work, favorites, pull requests, etc.
- A new project landing page optimized for exploring projects across your organization.
- To some degree, the new navigation experience that cleans things up and gives us some room to continue to grow new experiences.
- Follow and favorites experiences and significantly improved notifications.
- The beginnings of mobile experiences so you get a great experience regardless of the device you are on.
- Continued investment in pull requests, policies, etc.
- Code and work item search capabilities to make it easy to find what I’m looking for.
Also, watch for a feature timeline update early next month to see more of the “social” work on our roadmap.