Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.  Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed " Latte ," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year. Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted. The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications runnin

Real estate: good news, the government intends to improve the Pinel and the PTZ

According to information from Batiactu, the government intends to take measures to revive new construction. The Pinel device and the Zero Rate Loan (PTZ) could thus be “improved and extended”, according to the Ministry of Housing.

Real estate: good news, the government intends to improve the Pinel and the PTZ

Have the repeated calls from professional organizations finally borne fruit? After the presentation of the economic stimulus plan last week, housing players unanimously regretted the absence of strong measures aimed at construction. New housing was largely absent, while a large part of the “France Relance” envelope was directed towards the thermal renovation of housing. Professionals in the sector are calling for more visibility, in particular through the extension of the Zero Rate Loan (PTZ) and the Pinel device, both supposed to be extinguished in December 2021. What the government is about to accept, according to the information from Batiactu.



“The Pinel investment system and the PTZ will be improved, while remaining as stable as possible so as not to disrupt the projects being marketed,” reports the Ministry of Housing to the information site of construction professionals. In addition to being improved, these two tools should be "extended to support the recovery." But how? According to Batiactu, changes could help "green" the two systems and increase the impact PTZ on households that need it the most. The Pinel could be corrected, “notably through better territorialization.” The experimentation with the zoning of Pinel projects, carried out since this year in Brittany and until the end 2021, could it be extended to the whole territory? The application of the device no longer falls under the traditional zoning (restricted to only zones A, A bis and B1), but at a municipal level, in the districts characterized by by one high tension in the rental market and intermediate housing needs. 

“The decisions have not yet been taken,” replied the cabinet of the Minister of Housing, Emmanuelle Wargon, to Capital. Consultation should quickly be opened with housing stakeholders.