Earlier this year at its Build conference, Microsoft indicated that it would soon enable mobile app developers to easily port their iOS and Android apps to Windows 10, but it looks like that may no longer be the case with Android, at least in the near term. While things are still in place on the… Continue reading Microsoft Not Interested In Android Apps For Windows
Bing is trying to make it easier for mobile application developers to get their apps found in search results. It’s expanding its “Actions Intelligence” to Bing and other Bing-powered search products, such as Cortana, and creating a “massive” index of apps and app actions.
Microsoft launched a technical preview of Windows 10, and with that comes some updates to Internet Explorer. You can only use the preview at this point if you’re in the WIndows Insider Program, but the company gave developers a glimpse today. It includes the launch of the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box to give feature… Continue reading Microsoft Provides Developers a Sneak Peak at IE for Windows 10
A platform is only as strong as the applications built for it. That’s something Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are both struggling with as some developers aren’t too keen on making apps for the Windows Store. Microsoft is hoping to fix that with some good old fashioned bribery.
The last few of my articles have been focused on some of the maneuvers Microsoft is pulling to improve and repair the ASP.NET brand. As eluded to in these articles, these decisions made by Microsoft are aimed at the developers. If Microsoft is able to build an active set of developers for their programming products,… Continue reading The Community ASP.NET Needs
Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Accessibility Tools & Training, a package of free online accessibility training courses, tools and other resources to help developers create technology products, services and websites that are accessible to people with disabilities. Microsoft initially developed the online tools and training courses to increase accessibility awareness and expertise among… Continue reading Microsoft Announces Free Accessibility Tools For Developers
The tune has definitely changed in Redmond over the last few years. When Linux began to gain traction as a viable and even superior alternative to Unix and Windows NT, Microsoft’s stance was clear: Linux is inferior. As the open-source community thrived, alternatives to other Windows products began to sprout out everywhere. Like Linux as… Continue reading Microsoft Seeks to Repair Years of Damage
It seems like a whole lot of developer contests are starting to pile up these days, and at some point, that’s bound to cause some confusion (imagine someone submitting an iPhone app to Google or swapping a couple of deadlines, for example). But developers should be happy for the opportunity to win Microsoft’s new Dev… Continue reading Microsoft Dev Unplugged Contest Begins