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  • Blog Post: Windows AppFest – An 18 Hour Coding Marathon [UPDATED 9/22] #Windows8AppFest

    I am incredibly excited to see what kinds of apps developers build for Windows. I make it a habit to regularly check the Windows Store for new and interesting apps. I remember over a year ago this week, we previewed Windows 8 to developers for the first time (wow, has it really been a year?!) and I got...
  • Blog Post: Pin The Windows Blog to your Taskbar with Internet Explorer 9!

    Over the last few days, I’ve spent some time learning the types of enhancements a web developer can do to their website to have it “light up” in Internet Explorer 9. I don’t consider myself much of a web developer. I’m a novice at best. I know HTML. And a little bit of CSS. But I really wanted to understand...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows Demonstrated at MIX11

    This last fall, we released Kinect for the Xbox 360. Kinect enables controller free games and entertainment on Xbox 360 utilizing a gesture-based Natural User Interface (NUI). My colleague Steve Clayton has been blogging a lot about NUI on the Next at Microsoft blo g which I definitely recommend reading...
  • Blog Post: 21 days and counting…

    In just 21 days, Windows 8 will be available to people worldwide. And we’re excited! To celebrate, we have several events taking place in cities all around the world. Just a few weeks ago, we held a coding marathon with developers in Bangalore , India - which set the Guinness World Record for Most Participants...
  • Blog Post: More buzz from BUILD – Developers get their devices!

    I just got back from the Anaheim Convention Center where I got to see thousands of developers receiving their Samsung prototype PC with Windows 8 Developer Preview.       Christian Loredo, John Tobin, Johnny Gabbai where the first 3 people in line for their devices and got a special surprise...
  • Blog Post: 64-Bit Momentum Surges with Windows 7

    Are you running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7? There is a high likelihood you are. As of June 2010, we see that 46% of all PCs worldwide running Windows 7 are running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7. That is, nearly half of all PCs running Windows 7 are running 64-bit. Compared to Windows Vista at 3 and...
  • Blog Post: Windows @ BUILD

    Today, at the developer-focused BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA we’re are sharing a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows – “Windows 8”. You can watch our keynote live now at buildwindows.com where Steven Sinofsky and other members of the Windows Team will show an early preview Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone

    Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we’ve completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they’ll...
  • Blog Post: Device Stage Visual Editor Now Available

    You’ve heard us talk about some great Device Stage implementations such as Sierra Wireless AirCards , Kodak EasyShare M530 , Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro and Canon Cameras and Printers but never about how to make Device Stage experiences come to life. We want to make it as easy as possible for our partners...
  • Blog Post: Kinect + Windows: New & Amazing Experiences through NUI

    Steve Clayton today has posted today on the Official Microsoft Blog about bringing Kinect to Windows with a SDK that will be available later this spring. He talks about how we believe this SDK will enable developers in the academic research and enthusiast communities to create new and amazing experiences...
  • Blog Post: Windows engineers share what they like most about Windows 8 (VIDEO)

    We wanted to see what other members of the Windows team like most about Windows 8 so we asked some of our Windows engineers. Check out what they say in this video below. Based on what you saw today from the BUILD keynote and reading here in my blog post – I am curious to hear what you are...
  • Blog Post: Windows at CES 2012

    Looking back at 2011, it was a great year for Windows and for Microsoft . We began 2011 with a little over 240 million licenses sold of Windows 7. Since then, we’ve seen incredible momentum with Windows 7 throughout 2011 ( 300 million licenses , 350 million licenses , 400 million licenses ). As of today...
  • Blog Post: Another Follow-up on HTML5 Video in IE9

    In previous posts , we described why IE9 will support H.264-encoded HTML5 video. Microsoft and other browser providers see hardware support, customer and partner readiness , and intellectual property rights as key factors making H.264 an excellent choice for video encoding and playback. These posts generated...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store Preview & App Contest

    Today at a Windows Store preview event in San Francisco, we announced the policies and business terms for the Windows Store . These details for the Windows Store are very important as it outlines the incredible economic opportunity for developers that Windows 8 represents as the Windows Store will be...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Previewed at D9

    At the D9 conference today, Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky joined Walt Mossberg on stage to discuss more about the future of Windows. And Steven brought Corporate Vice President of Windows Program Management, Julie Larson-Green with him to show a demo of the next generation of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows SDK Announced

    Today on the Corporate Microsoft Blog, we announced that the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) will be hitting this spring for free. This SDK will give academic researchers and enthusiasts access to Kinect. There has been a lot of interest by the community for enabling Kinect in Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Previewed Today at BUILD

    The keynote finished a few hours ago at BUILD where Steven Sinofsky and other members of his engineering leadership team shared a detailed preview of the next major Windows release codenamed “Windows 8” to the thousands of developers in attendance here in Anaheim. As I look around the...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK Coming Next Week!

    Yesterday the Microsoft Surface Team announced that next week they will be releasing the Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK and other tools for developers to start developing Surface applications for the next generation Surface device – the Samsung SUR40. Starting on July 12th, the SDK will be available for download...