Microsoft Build 2014

Highlights of a breakthrough event for Windows and MS app developers


At Microsoft's BUILD developer conference on Wednesday, the company debuted Windows Phone 8.1 for smartphones and Windows 8.1 update for PCs and tablets. The biggest changes are coming to Windows phones, but some of the changes for the PCs, tablets and hybrids will be welcomed by a lot of Windows users. Here are the important highlights from the keynote.

(Note: The images for this slideshow were taken from the live streaming of the BUILD conference.)