Windows App Studio Beta adds 9 languages and Windows Phone 8.1 sideloading

Since launching 14 months ago the response to Windows App Studio Beta has been nothing short of incredible. From small business owners to skilled developers learning the basics of our platform, our more than two million users have created just under 1 million app projects, and published almost 50,000 apps to the Windows Store and… Read more

Give Skype Qik a try

Skype Qik is a new video messaging app that runs alongside Skype on your device and gives you a fun and easy way to capture and share quick moments and thoughts with friends and family. While I regularly have Skype calls with my dad (who lives in a different state) – this app can be… Read more

WinSock and more Open Source for your Windows Store apps

Back at the //Build conference in April, I outlined our goals for the Windows 8.1 developer platform and summarized them in a post about Extending platform commonality through universal Windows apps. Those goals were as follows: Reach customers across phones, tablets, and PCs Deliver innovation that supports developer investments Make cross-platform technology easier and more… Read more

Checking in on the Windows Insider Program

It’s been awesome to see so many of you joining the Windows Insider Program and letting us know what you think about the Windows 10 Technical Preview software. As Terry mentioned on Sept. 30th, this is going to be a different Windows. We’re going to share our plans and progress with you earlier and more often… Read more

18 year old student and designer develops an app for a global manufacturer using App Studio

Mick Brege is more than just your average 18 year old. Full-time student and part-time designer, Brege attends Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI and works for Promess, Inc. – a global leader in sensing systems for manufacturing. Using Windows App Studio Beta, Brege built an app, Promess, Inc, to increase the company’s ability to engage… Read more

NASCAR Gets Faster, More Efficient, With Windows

NASCAR is synonymous with speed – from the cars on the track, to the crews on pit road, to officials in the garage. Technology innovation is another part of the sport that is moving fast. “NASCAR is driven by innovation,” said Steve O’Donnell, Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer at NASCAR. “Through the… Read more

Lenovo announces YOGA 3 Pro & YOGA Tablet 2

Today, Lenovo has announced two new convertible PCs – the YOGA 3 Pro and YOGA Tablet 2. The YOGA 2 Pro was thin-and-light but the new YOGA 3 Pro is even thinner and lighter. The YOGA 3 Pro shaves off nearly 17 percent of its predecessor’s frame as is only 12.8mm thin. That’s thinner than… Read more