Blogging Windows

Cut the Rope 2 available for Windows and Windows Phone

We’ve got some sweet news for you today, Cut the Rope 2 is now available for Windows and Windows Phone! With new characters, fresh gameplay elements and tricky missions, candy collecting has never been so fun. In his unexpected adventure, Om Nom breaks out of his box and travels through lush forests, busy cities, junkyards… Read more

Blogging Windows

The Acer Liquid M220 smartphone is coming to Microsoft Stores

Acer announced today that it is expanding its smartphone business to the United States for the first time by bringing its award-winning Liquid M220 smartphone to Microsoft Stores. The Liquid M220 is the first Liquid smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and is supported by Acer for the free Windows Phone… Read more

Building Apps for Windows

Visual Studio for Game Development: New Partnerships with Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d

Windows game developers now have the benefit of easier Visual Studio setup alongside top gaming engine installers from partners Unity Technologies, Epic Games and Chuckong Technologies. Last year’s announcement of Visual Studio Community edition brought the full power of Visual Studio to  developers building cross-platform apps, such as professional-grade editing features, code analysis tools and… Read more

Blogging Windows

Accept payments on the go with PayPal Here on Windows Phone

Last month we announced PayPal Here was available to download from the Windows Store, today we’re excited to share that you can also download the app from the Windows Phone Store. PayPal Here is the secure and easy-to-use mobile business app for all your payment needs. Get back-office management, POS, and start accepting credit and… Read more

Building Apps for Windows

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

Blogging Windows

Navigate the World with Windows 10 Maps for Phone

Hello! I’m Aaron Butcher and I’m the Group Program Manager for the Maps Team in the Windows PC, Phone, and Tablet Group. In the January Windows 10 Technical Preview, Windows Insiders got a chance to try out our new Maps app for the PC. We’re excited that the new Maps app is also available now… Read more

Blogging Windows

New Windows 10 Technical Preview build now available for phones

Update 4/14: We are seeing some reports of failures on Lumia 520 devices when trying to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 using the Windows Phone Reset Tool. We are pausing build availability for these devices temporarily while we investigate the issue and work with customers who have reported problems. Hi everyone, As I mentioned… Read more