By early 2014, we knew that Microsoft was racing to replace Windows 8. But first, it had to continue fixing the OS no one wanted.
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In the aftermath of Steven Sinofsky's firing, the Windows team pushed forward to correct the worst mistakes of Windows 8 within one year.
For years, Microsoft had worked closely with its biggest partners to create a symbiotic PC ecosystem based on Windows. And then Steven Sinofsky happened.
At its Google I/O conference today, Google announced the availability of Flutter 3.0, the latest version of its cross-platform UI framework.
Microsoft has released updates to key pieces of its .NET stack this week, among them .NET 7 Preview 4 and .NET MAUI RC3.
Tinder parent company Match Group sued Google this week for abusing its monopoly power over Android app distribution.
Google today announced the release of Android Studio Chipmunk, the latest stable version of its integrated developer environment.
With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview behind them, Steven Sinofsky and his lieutenants prepared for the final stages of the product’s journey to release.
Microsoft announced today that GitHub will require all contributors to enroll in two-factor authentication (2FA) by the end of 2023.
On February 29, 2012, Steven Sinofsky stepped onto a small stage at the Hotel Miramar and introduced the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
If you’re looking to get into Android software development but don’t have any experience, Google may just have the (free) online course for you.
Google announced today that developers can preview the SDK Runtime and Topics API for its upcoming Privacy Sandbox for Android.
Microsoft’s new cross-platform developer solution is barreling towards completion, with the framework hitting the RC2 milestone this week.
Google today announced the release of Android 13 Beta 1, which adds new features for developers and, one hopes, for end users too.
When pushed on its Windows 8 design decisions, the Windows team simply dug in and ignored the telemetry data and feedback.
The Windows Runtime (WinRT) was a major departure from the .NET desktop frameworks that preceded it. Yet it was familiar too.
One hour into the Build 2011 keynote, developers got their first peek at the new WinRT development environment for Windows 8.
With Windows 8, Microsoft chose to “reimagine Windows from the chipset to the experience.” It was a disaster in the making.
In 2011, Microsoft began revealing its plans for Windows 8 via a series of announcements and public demonstrations.
2010 was a big year for Microsoft: in the wake of Apple’s iPad announcement, it had some high-profile product launches and some big failures.
Microsoft has issued some .NET-related pre-release milestones, among them .NET 7 Preview 3 and the .NET MAUI Release Candidate.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad, realizing his years-long vision of leapfrogging Microsoft’s Tablet PC.
Windows 7 couldn’t have arrived at a better time for Microsoft: 2009 was a terrible year for the PC industry and a down year for Microsoft too.
In January 2010, I visited the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington and interviewed Mark Russinovich about Windows 7.
Microsoft revealed the Windows 7 desktop at PDC 2008, spent the next year delivering the product, and then celebrated the accomplishment at PDC 2009.
Of the few developer innovations delivered with Windows 7, the new Scenic Ribbon and Jump Lists are arguably the most interesting.
In the same month that Microsoft launched Windows Vista for consumers, Apple launched a much more important product, one that would upend the industry.