Developing Facebook’s Messenger with Visual Studio

Facebook’s Messenger app, a leading mobile app running on Windows Phone, was built using Visual Studio. In this interview just published on Channel 9, Messenger Technical Lead Nick Reynolds shares his team’s experience with developing for the Microsoft platform. Hear how they utilized Visual Studio and its tooling ecosystem to build out Messenger to where it… Read more

Windows and Windows Phone Store Trends – April 2015 Update

This blog is the latest in a recurring series  about recent Store trends across categories, markets, and more. Understanding these trends can help you determine what types of apps to build or where to focus your development efforts. Data from the Windows Store is presented alongside the Windows Phone Store, allowing you to make better decisions… Read more

Toshiba announces the ultraportable Portégé R30 laptop

Today, Toshiba announced they are expanding their portfolio of products designed for Small and Medium-sized Businesses to include the Portégé R30 laptop. Starting at just 3.2 pounds and about one inch thin, this is a premium ultraportable PC that offers the ultimate in mobility and unparalleled performance. Users will enjoy a wealth of features including… Read more

Windows devices drive productivity and innovation in industrial manufacturing

This week, we are in Germany for Hannover Messe 2015, the world’s top industrial technology trade fair. Industrial manufacturing relies on cutting-edge technology and Windows plays an increasingly vital role in that future. From plant operations to sales and marketing to global corporate communications; Windows helps companies take advantage of mobility scenarios to maximize efficiencies… Read more