According to a report, Microsoft recently held talks to acquire GitHub, which was most recently valued at about $2 billion.
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This was sort of a short week from a free time perspective, so this is sort of a short Ask Paul as well. Let's dive in...
Microsoft didn't promote Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) as heavily this week as Google did. But there is some great information to be had.
As you might expect, this year's Google I/O provided a ton of new content about Progressive Web Apps. Here's what I've learned so far.
Microsoft and Google brought similar messages about responsibility to their respective developer show keynotes. But that was the end of the similarities.
Heading home from Seattle and reflecting on this week's Build conference, I'm struck by the major change in Microsoft's tone and direction.
In a future in which the entire world is a computer, we need a more responsible approach to technology. We need Microsoft.
Microsoft announced today that .NET Core 3 Will support Windows desktop applications via a set of add-on packs in 2019.
Microsoft brings Fluent Design to a broader range of Windows app developers, new AI-powered code suggestions to Visual Studio, and more.
This is the strongest sign yet that Microsoft is walking away from its legacy platforms in favor of its future in the cloud.
Microsoft is hosting its Build 2018 developer conference this week in Seattle. And of course, Thurrott.com is in town.
It appears that Linux app support is indeed coming to Chrome OS. The obvious question, of course, is why?
Twitter has explained its use of PWA technologies and how it will be adding more native Windows 10 features to the app.
Next week, I'll be in Seattle at Build 2018. Here's what I expect Microsoft to discuss. And some things I'd love to see happen, too.
Microsoft announced today that it will offer YouthSpark Summer Camp curriculums through its retail store locations this summer.
In a nice example of the scalability of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), the Windows 10 version of the Twitter app now lets you pin users to the Start menu.
Happy Friday, everyone. Here's another round of Q&A to jump-start the weekend.
Google today announced new versions of its fun "AIY"---read as "DIY AI"---project kits for the Raspberry Pi Zero WH.
Microsoft Build will once again provide insight into how the software giant feels that it and its developers fit into the broader scheme of things.
Another week, another set of excellent questions from readers.
AdDuplex's Mendelevic has created an online tool called Extendee that will help attendees make the most of Build 2018.
Microsoft always gets low marks for communication. Here's the most recent example.
Ambient computing is the "next wave" of personal computing. But what role can Microsoft play in this future?
Microsoft announced today that it will invest $5 billion in Internet of Things (IoT) research and innovation over the next four years.
Microsoft's apps platform for Windows 10 is a failure. So why are Google and Apple both copying it?
With the first Android P developer preview now available, I decided it was time to dive right in. What does the future look like?