Topic: universal windows apps

Windows Holographic coming to Windows 10 PCs next year

Windows 10 PCs will be immersed in virtual, artificial and mixed reality next year. Microsoft announced plans to release an update to Windows 10 that would bring Windows Holographic shell, mixed reality apps and universal Windows app to mainstream Windows 10 PCs. The news follows Microsoft’s recent commitment to bring Windows Holographic to devices of … continue reading

What developers see out of Windows 10

Microsoft’s BUILD conference has come and gone this year, and in its wake there is a great deal for developers to consider. For most there are new capabilities and goodies to leverage, but as we will see there are some who are not entirely happy about where things are heading on some fronts. As expected, … continue reading

Microsoft pulls Android’s ‘Hey Cortana,’ Amazon’s EC2 Container Registry, and Microsoft’s Coding4Fun—SD Times news digest: Dec. 22, 2015

Cortana has been pulled out from the Google Play Store because saying “Hey Cortana” was causing problems for the microphone of several Android devices. The saying was interfering with Google Now’s “Ok Google” feature, according to Android Community. It’s not determined yet if the microphone problems are the sole cause of the removal of the … continue reading

Building Windows 10 apps without code

Microsoft wants everyone to get on board with Windows 10, and to do so it is allowing users to build universal Windows apps without any code. The company announced the Windows App Studio Windows 10 Store Support release with a number of features to build apps without programming. “You’ve been thinking about building an app … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: Developing Windows 10 universal apps in Visual Studio 2015

As developers prepare for the coming wave of Universal Windows Apps across Windows 10 devices, Microsoft is highlighting new Visual Studio 2015 features like adaptive code. In a session at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago, Microsoft senior program manager and Windows XAML team member Harikrishna Menon ran through the process of leveraging the code … continue reading

Microsoft’s new look: A cross-platform developer tools company

Microsoft executives demonstrated new projects, products and development tools aimed at spreading the Microsoft environment across multiple platforms to kick off the second day of the company’s Build conference for developers at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Key to all of the announcements made at the show was a new understanding from Microsoft that its platforms … continue reading

Microsoft announces Office 2016, more Spartan details and Windows 10 developer plans

Even after the Windows 10 announcements that redefined the company’s future through an immersive holographic lens, Microsoft isn’t done unveiling new products and strategies. In conjunction with the Office for Windows 10 suite of touch-optimized programs for the full range of Microsoft devices, the company also announced Office 2016, a revamped suite of desktop-specific productivity … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Microsoft needs to do more than innovate

Microsoft has evolved considerably from its early days selling developer tools, or its era focusing on Windows and Office, or its run as a server software maker, or its first iteration as a cloud/online services company. Despite all the myriad changes, it’s always been true that Microsoft does not excel at innovation. In fact, when … continue reading

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s employee memo: “We will reinvent productivity”

To mark the start of the next fiscal year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent out a lengthy memo to employees laying out, among other things, a proposed reorganization of the company, a renewed focus on devices and services and a call to action to “reinvent productivity.” The memo, entitled “Bold Ambition & Our Core,” talks … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Microsoft is still ‘developers, developers, developers’

Universal Windows apps, SDKs and Cortana point to a company that still loves its developers … continue reading

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