Submit games to the Windows Game Developer Contest – win up to $10,000

Publish your best apps and games in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores – and have a chance to win big cash for your creative efforts – in the Windows Game Developer Contest, running now through March 20, 2015. A Microsoft panel will judge submissions based on quality (50%), creativity (30%), and technical excellence (20%), with… Read more

Windows 10 is empowering developers to dream again

Yesterday Terry showed you how Windows 10 will usher in a new generation of Windows by powering innovation and more personal computing across the largest range of devices, including Microsoft Surface Hub and the world’s first holographic computing platform; Microsoft HoloLens. Windows 10 will empower people to do some amazing things with a new version… Read more

Lumia 435 and 532 smartphones announced today

Today we announced two new affordable Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 435 and the Lumia 532. The Lumia 435 is our first 400-series Lumia smartphone. Both these devices will come with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim Update pre-installed. With Windows Phone 8.1, you get awesome features like Cortana – your very own personal digital… Read more

Windows helps retailers to transform the customer shopping experience

Hi, I am Jeremy Korst and I lead Windows Product Marketing here at Microsoft. Microsoft is in New York this week at the National Retail Federation’s Annual “Big Show” talking with retailers about how we are helping reinvent the overall in-store shopping experience for customers. We are showing how several of global retail brands are… Read more

Inside Windows Platform – How to Add Push Notifications to Your App

Adding push notifications is simple to do, using Azure Mobile Services. In this video, Yavor Georgiev walks through the easy four step process involved in setting it up. Building and deploying a server app, necessary to support push notifications, can be hard if your primary focus is mobile client app development. This is where Azure can help… Read more