Microsoft Announces Free Accessibility Tools For Developers

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

Microsoft Dev Unplugged Contest Begins

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

Microsoft Encourages Employees To Develop Windows Phone 7 Apps

A suggestion for developers who have close ties to Windows Phone 7: take a deep breath.  A significant change is occurring that could see you facing stiff competition and/or enjoying the attention of a larger user base. Anne Eisenberg reported over the weekend, “Microsoft has taken an unusual step.  It has relaxed a strict rule… Continue reading Microsoft Encourages Employees To Develop Windows Phone 7 Apps

Microsoft Releases Web Development Tool

Microsoft has introduced WebMatrix, a free web development tool to help website developers create, customize abd publish websites to the Internet. “Our Web platform offers a complete ecosystem of products, partners and technologies all aimed at helping developers succeed on the Web,” said S. Somasegar, senior vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. “Every… Continue reading Microsoft Releases Web Development Tool

Microsoft Announces Early Payouts For Windows Phone 7 Developers

If there’s one thing most people don’t mind, it’s receiving money, and thanks to a move on Microsoft’s part, Windows Phone 7 developers should be able to do that sooner than planned.  Microsoft’s moved up the dates for its first app- and game-related payouts. Todd Brix explained on the Windows Phone Developer Blog late last… Continue reading Microsoft Announces Early Payouts For Windows Phone 7 Developers

Visual Basic Now Available For Windows Phone Devs

Microsoft said today it is allowing developers to release applications for Windows Phone 7 in Visual Basic. Microsoft said the initial release of the Visual Basic add-on for the Windows Phone Developer Tools requires Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher; Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is not supported. This release is only for… Continue reading Visual Basic Now Available For Windows Phone Devs

Microsoft Looks For Silverlight/Xbox Developers

Lots and lots of developers probably own Xboxes, and compared to the hassle of having to acquire yet another expensive smartphone, that could make the machine a potentially cheap and convenient platform for apps.  There’s good news, then, as Microsoft seems to be interested in having developers use Silverlight to create Xbox apps. Earlier today,… Continue reading Microsoft Looks For Silverlight/Xbox Developers