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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

A quick update on Windows 10 builds for phones for Windows Insiders

Hi everyone, When we sent out the first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones on February 12th, the list of phones was very limited. As I wrote in the accompanying blog post, the reason for this is that we had to select from the set of phones that had sufficient system partition sizes... Read more

Introducing Project Spartan: The New Browser Built for Windows 10

Today I’m excited to share more details about “Project Spartan,” the new browser we are introducing in Windows 10. Project Spartan will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web. Project Spartan is designed to work the way you do, with features enabling you to... Read more

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049 now available

Hi everyone, Since the release of build 10041 for PCs we’ve continued to make steady progress, and as I said in the blog post with that one we’re working to bring you builds to the Fast ring faster than before. Builds last week were BIG ones for us as well, since “Project Spartan” was integrated... Read more

The Surface family expands with the Surface 3

Today, the Surface Team has announced their thinnest and lightest Surface yet: the Surface 3. The Surface 3 borrows a lot of awesomeness from its big brother the Surface Pro 3 – like its design and the use of premium materials – but is more compact at only 8.77mm thin and 1.37 pounds. It has... Read more

Music and Video Preview Apps for PCs are Headed to the Store for Windows Insiders

As we mentioned on January 21st, we’re bringing new universal applications that will ship with Windows 10 including new Music and Video apps. Today, we are pleased to be releasing early preview versions of these new apps for Windows 10 PCs. Windows Insiders can download the Music Preview and Video Preview apps directly from the... Read more

Windows Phone 8.1 Update brings Cortana to new markets + new features

Back in April, you heard me talk about how we believe Windows Phone 8.1 is the world’s most personal smartphone because of features like highly personal Live Tiles on your Start screen and the world’s first truly personal digital assistant. Show More Summary

Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone gets Video recording and playback

Facebook has released an update for their Messenger app for Windows Phone that brings a few new features I think you will enjoy. This update introduces video recording and video playback so that you can send video messages and watch received videos directly within the app. Show More Summary

Merging the Code-Base: Combining Existing Windows Store and Phone Apps into Universal Apps

This post was written by Microsoft MVP Can Bilgin. ----- This week we're featuring guest blog posts from some of the members of our Microsoft developer MVP program. Microsoft MVPs are passionate, expert community leaders who share their real-world knowledge and experience building solutions with Microsoft platforms. Show More Summary

Cortana now shows local recommendations from Foursquare

One of the benefits of Cortana is that we can make updates behind-the-scenes on the servers that light up new capabilities without the need for a software update. We added the ability for Cortana to predict the winners in popular soccer matches in Brazil courtesy of Bing magic earlier this month. Show More Summary

Would you like double cheese with that? Adding Windows tablet goodness to Windows Phone applications

This post was written by Microsoft MVP Rob Miles. ----- This week we're featuring guest blog posts from some of the members of our Microsoft developer MVP program. Microsoft MVPs are passionate, expert community leaders who share their real-world knowledge and experience building solutions with Microsoft platforms. Show More Summary

Fitbit arrives for Windows Phone 8.1!

Fitbit is launching their native app for Windows Phone 8.1 today that brings direct mobile syncing (via Bluetooth 4.0). Devices running Windows Phone 8.1 will now have instant access to up-to-date stats from Fitbit’s wireless activity trackers like the Flex, One and Zip. Show More Summary

Expanding Open Source technologies on Windows

At //build/ 2014 earlier this year, Microsoft took a number of broad steps to embrace open source, from WinJS and.NET to the open cloud on Azure and investments and efforts to enable your favorite open-source technologies on Windows....Show More Summary

Introduction to universal Windows apps in Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1

This post was written by Microsoft MVP Pavel Yosifovich. ----- This week we're featuring guest blog posts from some of the members of our Microsoft developer MVP program. Microsoft MVPs are passionate, expert community leaders who share their real-world knowledge and experience building solutions with Microsoft platforms. Show More Summary

Sheep for wheat, anyone? Internet Explorer releases preview of new social Catan web experience for free play

Today, we’re excited to release the preview of Catan Anytime – the entirely new social version of the beloved board game The Settlers of Catan. Play is completely free and available on any device with a modern browser. We hope CatanShow More Summary

Uber now available on Windows Phone!

Uber, the popular technology platform that connects users with safe, reliable and seamless transportation announced their official Windows Phone app earlier today. Uber for Windows Phone is a fast, full-featured native app that makes ordering your next ride super easy. Show More Summary

Meet the Lumia 530 – the most affordable Lumia yet

Today, the Microsoft Devices Group has announced the very affordable Lumia 530. The Lumia 530 is the perfect entry to Windows Phone 8.1 which includes new features like Action Center, Word Flow, and Cortana - the world’s first personal digital assistant. Show More Summary

Tips and tricks for using XAML controls in your universal Windows apps

This post was written by Rohan Thakkar, Program Manager 2 - Developer Ecosystem Platform on Operating Systems Group at Microsoft. At //build 2014 we introduced the ability to build universal Windows apps, which are able to share a large amount of code between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 projects. Show More Summary

Modern Combat 5: Blackout arriving soon for Windows and Windows Phone

Modern Combat 5: Blackout is one of the most highly anticipated mobile games of the year. Many of you have been wondering when this first person shooter will be arriving on Windows and Windows Phone. Your wait will soon be over! Today,...Show More Summary

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comes to Windows and Windows Phone

I am so excited for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy which hits theaters on August 1 st. The movie looks fantastic. As we wait for the movie, Marvel has released the game Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon for us to get acquainted with this ragtag group of characters. Show More Summary

New Opportunity: Kinect for Windows + Unified Windows developer portal and documentation and 21 additional payout markets

Earlier this week Microsoft released the Kinect for Windows Public Preview which represents a new opportunity for Windows developers, as apps created with the new SDK may be published to the Window Store later this year. We’re making plans to prominently feature Kinect-enabled apps to provide customers with an exciting new Windows experience. Show More Summary

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