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

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

Windows Store is first to bring carrier billing to China, India and Brazil

It is estimated that 93% of people who live in fast-growth emerging markets around the world do not have a credit card (Source: Measuring Financial Inclusion, The Global Findex Database), making it difficult or impossible to purchase apps from most global app stores. Today we announced that Windows Store has become the first global smartphone… Read more

Bring your Windows Phone Silverlight apps to Windows Runtime XAML; prepare for universal app development in Windows 10

With the release of Windows Phone 8.1 last year, we introduced the concept of universal Windows apps. Windows 10 will build on our commitment to provide a common Windows platform with one API layer (WinRT) and consistent UX design surfaces. For developers creating new apps for Windows today, this universal approach is recommended as it… Read more

Microsoft’s Windows App Studio and TouchDevelop integrate. Mobile First. Cloud first.

Windows App Studio Beta today released its most impactful update since the move to universal Windows apps last April. Many of you have already tried TouchDevelop, a powerful, touch-friendly programming language that includes a physics engine, a UI framework to compose forms for quick data display and entry and much more. With TouchDevelop you can… Read more

Enhanced Windows Dev Center reporting

This week, Windows Dev Center is releasing enhancements to two reports for Windows Store: Downloads and In-app purchase. We know having data as soon as possible is important to make decisions about your apps, so in this release, the Dev Center Download and In-app purchase reports have been optimized to deliver information faster: the goal… Read more