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Aug 27th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft is bolstering its Windows Store with another addition soon. The Windows Store in Windows 10 is now home to apps, games, movies, TV and music rental downloads. Perhaps, in an effort to streamline engineering resources as well as delivering a cohesive experience, Microsoft will retire its standalone Music Deals app in favor of turning […]

Aug 10th, 2015, by in Latest news

With Windows 10 now in the hands of more users, developer related news is beginning to resurface. During Build 2015 this year, Microsoft spent a considerable amount of time going over the benefits of Windows 10 to developers. At the time, Microsoft was shackled by release dates and internal development timeframes, and many of the […]

Jun 24th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft’s HoloLens has come quite far in a relatively concentrated amount of time. While the development of HoloLens may have been years in the making, it’s public exposure only amounts to a handful of months. Thanks in part to a handful of well-timed conferences, HoloLens announcements and development have been on a relentless barrage of […]

Jun 5th, 2015, by in Latest news

Starting next week, Microsoft is starting the migration of accounts to the new and improved Windows Dev Center dashboard. According to the Windows Building Apps Blog, the Windows Dev Center account migration will take place in stages. The first stage starts next week and continues into July. The account migrations are based on account feature usage; […]

May 22nd, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft had previously announced that it would be touring the world for developers who couldn’t make it to this year’s hotly anticipated Build conference in San Francisco.  This tour will be a sort of condensed version of the big event, and will include the most pertinent announcements, coding sessions and demos, partner showcases, and question […]

May 12th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft shared a handful of details about the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. As always, the company was a little mum about the availability and launch details except that Windows 10 for desktop is expected to see the light of the day this summer, followed by the Windows 10 for phones afterwards.  During an interview […]

May 9th, 2015, by in Latest news

With Windows 10 officially announced as a free upgrade for PCs and devices for at least the first year of distribution, the news has left many wondering what the future of Windows will be. Windows enthusiasts, doomsday prophets, skittish investors, and tech journalists are all very eager to weigh in with speculations and rumors. The predominant […]

May 7th, 2015, by in Latest news

The information tornado around the potential sell-off Nokia’s HERE Maps solutions may have many losing sight of the hard work the Bing Maps team is putting forward as well. During Microsoft’s Build Conference 2015, Bing Maps took center stage at several sessions to showcase the developments going on with its mapping product. For developers fortunate […]

May 5th, 2015, by in Latest news

While the biggest headline surrounding apps in the Windows platform at Build was surrounding iOS and Android, another major announcement was about using code from Win32 applications to make Windows apps. The example Microsoft gave at the keynote was Adobe Photoshop but at another session of Build they broke down the Windows 10 app model. […]

May 5th, 2015, by in Latest news

It’s an exciting time for graphic buffs with the release of DirectX 12 on the horizon. The latest iteration of the Direct X API promises to grant game developers easier access to the full potential of CPUs and greater control over PC graphics cards and so far previews of DirectX 12 in action have lived […]

May 5th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system isn’t the only thing that’s getting a staggered release. This week, Microsoft Edge team members Sean Lyndersay and Charles Morris sat down for an interview and revealed that the much hyped, new Windows internet browser “Edge” would also be released gradually on Windows PCs, mobile devices, Xbox One and HoloLens (most […]

May 4th, 2015, by in Latest news

While we had seen hints at changes to the Windows Phone People and Phone apps coming to Windows 10 for phones before, a BUILD 2015 presentation focusing on Windows Phone user data revealed more about how contacts will be handled within the new operating system as well as a few visual design changes. In addition […]

May 2nd, 2015, by in Latest news

News, both big and small, continues to filter out of Microsoft’s Build conference, which took place this week in San Francisco.  According to a post today by Ed Bott over at ZDNet, Microsoft’s Windows Media Center, which was once full of promise but fell into disfavor due both to a small user base and the […]

May 2nd, 2015, by in Latest news

This week’s podcast is our Build Conference special. Build is one of the biggest events of the year for us here so we went a little bit crazy in this week’s podcast. If you usually only listen to the audio you’ll want to check out our video reactions to some of the biggest Microsoft and […]

May 2nd, 2015, by in Latest news

Build 2015 has come to a close after offering three days of gripping new information on Windows 10, app development, HoloLens (read about our hands on experience here), and much more. Now, the focus is on Microsoft Ignite, an enterprise focused tech event taking place that starts May 4th in Chicago. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will […]

May 1st, 2015, by in Latest news

Conference keynotes tend to be a big deal in tech. More often than not, keynotes help to bridge information with the presentation. Typically a keynote helps paraphrase an event with names and faces of brands or companies media reporters and casual enthusiast recognize and understand. The opening speeches tend to be the easier-to-digest portions of […]

May 1st, 2015, by in Feature Stories

Just a few short months ago, Microsoft took the wraps off their entry into what truly will be a next generation in computing, the HoloLens.  While work on the project started some two years ago, Microsoft only started showing off this interactive wearable device at the January 21st event that was supposed to be all […]

May 1st, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft’s Channel 9 released a video today showing just how easy it is to port popular Android apps over to Windows 10 for phones. Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group Program Manager, Agnieszka Girling (who you may remember from her presentation at Microsoft Build), details how Project Astoria cuts the time it takes for developers to port Android apps over to […]

May 1st, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft is now making it easier than ever for app developers to tap into the Microsoft Band. Developers can now download the full SDK to take advantage of added functionality to the SDK preview which was made available back in February. Here’s what Microsoft had to say: “In February, we launched our Software Developer Kit […]

May 1st, 2015, by in Latest news

There is no doubt that the Microsoft HoloLens is a bold new product. It’s not every day that such a ground-breaking and innovative idea comes to market and the Redmond giant has used Build 2015 to show off exactly what this technology is capable of. Instead of being immersed inside of an alternate experience, the […]

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