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Microsoft is Bringing Facebook's Open Source React Native to Windows


Friday, April 15, 2016 by

Among the announcements at Facebook’s F8 developer conference was the continuation of the company’s efforts with its open source React Native platform for building iOS and Android interfaces. Included in the announcement is the news that Microsoft is bringing React Native to the Windows ecosystem, giving developers the ability to build React Native on Windows PC, P...


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Mobilize.Net's Silverlight Bridge for Universal Windows Platform is Now Generally Available


Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by

The Mobilize.Net Silverlight Bridge has been released for general availability. The tool significantly reduces the work involved to transform Windows Silverlight Phone 8.x code to the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and is offered as a free add-on for Visual Studio.The Silverlight Bridge automates a big part of the conversion process from Windows Phone 8.x code to ...


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New Functionality for Windows 10 IoT Core Released Through Windows Insider Program


Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by

The Windows 10 IoT Core was first publically released in early August and Microsoft continues to add functionality to the platform. Among the most recent enhancements include new Windows 10 IoT Core support for the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c offering additional capabilities of the DragonBoard 410c’s including onboard WiFi and Bluetooth and DirectX graphicsEarlier this ye...


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Game Developers See Added Performance with Wwise Audio Engine Updates


Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by

Recently Audiokinetic released the latest version of its Wwise audio engine for interactive audio content used by the interactive media and gaming industries. It features an optimized run-time sound engine and an audio authoring application for creating and managing game audio content.This latest version, Wwise 2015.1, focuses on runtime performance optimizations and au...


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Microsoft Advertising Announces New Monetization Tools Including Preview Advertising SDK for Windows 10


Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by

Included in the announcements release at Microsoft’s Build conference was a number of new monetization tools including the availability of a new preview advertising SDK for Windows 10. Here are highlights of the announcement:- Preview advertising SDK for Windows 10 is now available. This universal ad SDK supports phone, tablet, and PC. The ad SDK also supports video int...


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New Extension for Visual Studio Released to Create HTML5 Apps Using C# and XAML


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by

A new extension for Visual Studio has been released in beta that allows developers to create cross-platform HTML5 applications exclusively using C# and XAML. The extension, which is named "C#/XAML for HTML5", is available in beta for free to the first 5000 developers who sign up.The tool is designed for the developers who use Microsoft languages and tools (C#,...


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Microsoft Releases Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 Early Build of .NET Framework vNext


Friday, August 22, 2014 by

Microsoft has released Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 and an early build of the .NET Framework vNext. This CTP includes all the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 web tooling improvement and ASP.NET vNext alpha 3 runtime packages. It has improved tooling support for ASP.NET vNext, such as support for build configuration and support for unit tests, and it no longer...


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Microsoft Offers Unity Game Developers New Incentive Program to Develop Windows Apps


Saturday, February 22, 2014 by

In an effort to continue to populate its Windows app market, Microsoft is incentivizing Unity developers to create Windows apps. Developers who qualify will receive complimentary Windows store registration, a Microsoft Windows 8 license, a Windows device (phone/tablets), a promotional package and technical assistance.Any Unity developer using Unity 4...


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Windows Build 2014 Registration is Now Open


Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by

Microsoft has now opened registration for Build 2014 which will again be back at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on April 2 – 4. The registration cost is $2095.Here is what Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform & Evangelism and Chief Evangelist for Microsoft, had to say about the event.“Build is our premier developer event,...


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Windows App Developers Can Now Set Calendars for Windows Build 2014


Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by

Microsoft has set the dates for Windows Build 2014 which will be held April 2 - April 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Registration opens Jan 14, 2014 and the cost is $2095. The event will be sure to feature the launch of what’s next for Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Windows Server, Visual Studio and much more. We’ve already booked our calendars and ...


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Are Instagram and Facebook Apps Game Changers for Windows Phone


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by

Instagram has announced that it soon will be launching the official Instagram app for the Windows 8 phone. Another mobile heavyweight, Facebook, also has already launched its app for Windows 8 in October. Vine and Flipboard have also indicated apps will be available in the near future. These apps will fill gaping holes in the Windows 8 app ecosystem, and perhaps more i...


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Unity3D: For Beginners and Professionals


Friday, October 11, 2013 by

More than likely you've already heard of Unity3D; in fact, there's a good chance you're already a user. With more than 1.7 million registered developers, Unity is on its way to becoming as ubiquitous as mobile phones. Users range from hobbyists, students, and Indie developers like me, all the way up to big-name game studios and companies doing simulation ...


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Microsoft Buys Nokia What Does it Mean for App Developers


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by

By now you’ve probably heard that Microsoft has purchased Nokia’s mobile phone business. Simple numbers show the deal makes sense with 86% of the Windows 8 phone market owned by Nokia. So our question for app developers is, what does it mean for Microsoft’s mobile efforts and how does it affect the app development community/mobile marketplace?  At quick g...


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Nokia Dominates 86 percent of Windows 8 Phone Market According to AdDuplex


Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by

AdDuplex, a cross-promotion network for Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps, has released its August installment of its Windows Phone statistics report which shows that Nokia is the undisputed king of Windows 8 Phones with an 86% market share. The report is based on data collected from 1,009 Windows Phone apps running AdDuplex SDK v.2. In the report the Nokia Lumia 520 i...


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My Thoughts On The Windows Phone 8 Marketplace


Monday, August 12, 2013 by

Now that Windows Phone 8 is 3rd in mobile platforms marketshare, I've had developers ask me whether or not I think it's worth trying to port some of their more successful apps to the marketplace, questioning whether or not they might benefit from the added visibility that goes with having a fraction of the apps to compete with compared to the App Store or Google Play.Ho...


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Microsoft Build Developer Conference: June 26 28 In San Francisco


Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by

Build is Microsoft’s developer conference for its Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Server and Azure platforms.The company just announced that Build 2013 will take place June 26-28 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Registration opens at 09:00am PDT, April 2, 2013 Early bird (first 500): $1,595 // Full: $2,095As Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft’s corporate vic...


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Windows 8 hacks can jeopardize developer revenue streams


Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by

A Nokia engineer wants to alert developers of Windows 8 games that their appa could be hacked using a multistep process which will allow people to get your game for free. Justin Angel, a Nokia Engineer posted a step by step guide in his blog on how to hack the Windows 8 phone in the "use of innate Windows 8 security attack vectors".  As of right now the b...