Building Apps for Windows

Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 10158 Released

Today, we released a new Windows 10 SDK Preview and the associated Windows 10 Mobile emulators (Build 10158), to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 10158). Preview SDK Build 10158 contains bug fixes and changes to the API surface area.  You can download it from the Windows 10 Developer Tools page…. Read more

Building Apps for Windows

Running Cocos2d-x on Windows 10

With Microsoft’s latest open source code contribution to the Cocos2d-x project [https://github.com/cocos2d/cocos2d-x/pull/12107], Microsoft has enabled Cocos2d-x to run on Windows 10 on the Universal Windows Platform. The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) makes it possible to target all Windows platforms (Desktop/Tablet, Phone and IoT devices) through one project with the new application model. With this new… Read more

Building Apps for Windows

Increase ad revenue with ad mediation

Thousands of apps in the Store today are using Windows ad mediation to increase ad revenue in Windows Phone apps. Ad mediation, as described in the launch blog post, allows you to manage multiple ad SDKs from different providers, including Microsoft Advertising, AdDuplex, Google AdMob, Inneractive, Smaato, InMobi, and MobFox and get up to 99% fill… Read more

Building Apps for Windows

WinJS 4.0 Released

This post was written by Josh Rennert, Program Manager, Web Apps & Frameworks team We received great feedback and insight from our WinJS 4.0-Preview, released earlier this year. Now, the time has finally arrived. With the imminent release of Windows 10, we are proud to announce WinJS 4.0. You can pick up the latest version… Read more

Building Apps for Windows

Using FFmpeg in Windows Applications

It is important to Microsoft that developers can leverage open-source software when building apps for Windows. As part of this effort we’re very pleased to announce FFmpeg support for Window 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows 10 applications. What is FFmpeg? FFmpeg is a free, open-source multimedia framework that includes a set of tools which… Read more

Building Apps for Windows

Dev Center account migration begins next week

Next week we will begin the migration of accounts to the new Windows Dev Center dashboard. You can expect account migration to take place in waves – starting next week and extending into July. The migrations are scheduled based on account feature usage, for example starting with accounts that have used basic platform capabilities, then… Read more

Building Apps for Windows

A Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Insider Preview on MVA

We are happy to announce that the Microsoft Virtual Academy training course, A Developer’s Guide to Windows 10, is now available on demand. This video training course, delivered by experts Andy Wigley and Jerry Nixon, is aimed at helping developers understand the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform. To get started building apps using Visual Studio 2015 RC and… Read more