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Build 2014 registration is now open
The following is a post from Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism. Last month, we announced that Build 2014 will be back at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from April 2 to April 4. Hopefully you’ve saved...
14 Jan 2014
Mark your calendars: Announcing Build 2014
The following is a post from Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism. It seems like we were just gathered in San Francisco for Build 2013 and yet a lot has happened since that time. Windows 8.1 is in the hands of...
13 Dec 2013
Weekend Reading: July 5th Edition—Windows Phone 8 gets Facebook facelift, Redbox and iHeartRadio
In this edition of Weekend Reading, you’ll hear about big apps that just hit Windows Phone 8, the first version of a Web-based Xbox Music experience and the Xbox exclusive game “Titanfall” setting records at the Game Critics Awards “Best of E3." Fans of the big and small-screen...
5 Jul 2013
Streaming live: Build Day 2 keynote
The Build 2013 keynote begins at 9 a.m. PT today and can be viewed over on Channel 9 . Build 2013, kicked off Wednesday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and continues through June 28. There Microsoft will share the latest updates and talk about what's next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows...
27 Jun 2013
Build day one news recap: Windows 8.1 Preview, new Bing apps, Sprint’s new Windows Phone 8 devices and more
Microsoft’s Build conference for developers kicked off in San Francisco today, and this morning’s keynote was packed with major news announcements from execs Steve Ballmer, Julie Larson-Green and Antoine Leblond. Here’s a recap: You can now download a free public preview of Windows...
26 Jun 2013
Sprint announces two new Windows Phone 8 devices coming this summer: The HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo
Sprint customers will finally be able to get their hands on a Windows Phone 8 device later this summer. The carrier announced today that the HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo will be the first two Windows Phone 8 models available on its 4G LTE network. The HTC 8XT (shown above) offers an 8-megapixel...
26 Jun 2013
Watch the Build 2013 keynote at 9 a.m. PT today
The Build 2013 keynote will begin at 9 a.m. PT today and can be viewed over on Channel 9 . Build 2013, which takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco starting today until June 28, is where we'll share the latest updates and talk about what's next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure...
26 Jun 2013
Announcing Microsoft Ventures for startups to build, innovate and grow
The following is a post from Rahul Sood, general manager of Microsoft Startups. Entrepreneurship is an increasingly global phenomenon. We know that the barriers to turn an idea into a business have never been lower. At the same time, entrepreneurs at any maturity level still need a lot of assistance...
25 Jun 2013
Build 2013 Sold Out
On March 26, Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism, announced Build 2013 will take place from June 26 to June 28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. We have an update for you: Build 2013 is now sold out. However...
4 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading, March 29th Edition – Microsoft Announces Build 2013
In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Build 2013, updates to the Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows, a musical Skype masterpiece, the first WE Day in American history and more. Announcing Build 2013. Earlier this week, Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice...
29 Mar 2013
Looking Back and Springing Ahead
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft . Last week was the official start of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. While some folks were out doing “ spring cleaning ,” we used the opportunity to look back a bit...
26 Mar 2013
Reimagining the “Other” Windows
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The following is a blog post by Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business , discussing how Windows Azure is providing the critical backend capabilities developers need to create amazing new apps for Windows and Windows Phone. There has never been a more exciting...
31 Oct 2012
The Midweek Download: Halloween Edition (boo!) – News from the Build Developer Conference
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories coming out the sold-out Build 2012 conference—including the availability the Windows Phone 8 SDK, the next wave of Windows 8-ready products, and new programs and tools that make it easier to develop great apps. The business opportunity...
31 Oct 2012
The Business Opportunity with Windows 8
Below is a post from Steve Guggenheimer , Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism , announcing details around Build 2012 and the opportunity for developers with Windows 8. Today, we kicked off Build 2012 , and invited the developer community...
30 Oct 2012
The Midweek Download: Aug. 8th Edition - Windows Phone Dev Center, Apps for new Office, and Netflix for Kids on Xbox
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Windows Phone Dev Center Launches. Yesterday, the Windows Phone team unveiled the Windows Phone Dev Center , a turnkey resource for developers to build, publish and manage apps for Windows Phones. The new resource has been redesigned to help make it faster and easier for developers to use. The team also...
8 Aug 2012
Weekend Reading: July 27th Edition–Announcing BUILD 2012 & Technology Upgrades for Skype
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Windows 8, BUILD 2012, new Windows Phone apps, the new Office, Skype and more. Go back to school with the best in tech. Classroom bells won’t start ringing again for a few more weeks, but it’s not too soon for students and...
27 Jul 2012
Announcing BUILD 2012
In January, we shared some thoughts on our approach to developer events, including a commitment to come back with more on our plans for an event this coming fall. Well, here it is: our next developer conference will be this fall, and it's (again) called BUILD. It will be held on Microsoft's campus in...
25 Jul 2012
Thinking About Developer Events
At the beginning of each year, many of us assess how we (and our developer community) might want to invest our respective time and resources for the year ahead, and we’ve devoted some of that energy in the past few months toward thinking about the various developer conferences we host. As part...
24 Jan 2012
The Midweek Download: Oct. 5th Edition–A Look at the Start Screen in Windows 8, plus Windows Phone 7.5 Developer News, Internet Explorer 10 and Windows Azure
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got new stories from Building Windows 8, a few news bytes for Windows Phone developers, plus more on BUILD, Internet Explorer 10 and Windows Azure. The Start screen in Windows 8. Earlier this week, the Windows team kicked of a series of posts on...
5 Oct 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 23rd Edition–Bing Celebrates Fall, Rethinking the Windows Boot Experience and “Gears of War 3” Launches, plus the Rustock Botnet, Windows Live and Windows Phone
This edition of Weekend Reading is chock full of Microsoft news, including stories on the introduction of video on the Bing home page, re-engineering the boot experience on Windows 8 and the highly anticipated release of “Gears of War 3” for the Xbox 360. Bing home page springs to life...
23 Sep 2011
The Midweek Download: Sept. 21st Edition–A Look Back at BUILD, How to Submit Windows Phone Apps and “Metro” Style in Internet Explorer 10
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got a look back at last week’s BUILD conference as well as stories about Windows Phone and Internet Explorer. Check ‘em out. Looking back at BUILD. If you’re a developer, you’ve probably heard about this little conference...
21 Sep 2011
Poll: What Excited You Most About BUILD?
Last week, Microsoft made a series of announcements at the BUILD developer conference in Anaheim, Calif., including developer previews of the next version of the Windows operating system – codenamed Windows 8 , as well as Visual Studio 11 and Windows Server 8 . As Steven Sinofsky, president...
19 Sep 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 16th Edition–A Quick BUILD Recap, Xbox LIVE Coming to Windows 8, AT&T Debuts a New Windows Phone Lineup and Bing Launches Adaptive Search
News from the BUILD conference dominated news out of Microsoft this week, including a developer preview of the next version of the Windows operating system – codenamed Windows 8 , Visual Studio 11 and Windows Server 8 . That said, Microsoft made plenty of news outside of BUILD this week too. Check...
16 Sep 2011
BUILD: New Opportunities for Developers
You may have heard that this week we’re holding an event for the developer community called BUILD. This is a big week for the company. We’re excited to talk with developers about the future of Windows and other products and tools we’re working on. We gave a sneak peek of the next...
11 Sep 2011
The IBM PC is 30 Years Old – And We’re (All) Just Getting Started
In 1999, I was gobsmacked by reading the NY Times Magazine about top inventions – each article made me pause and say “of course,” none more so than the history of the wood screw. Without it, what would civilization be like? Less sturdy, for sure. And at the time, it was no doubt greeted...
10 Aug 2011
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