What if you created an apps platform and no one built any apps? That is the problem that Microsoft faces with the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
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Today: Microsoft to stop updating Minecraft on Windows phones, Cortana coming to the Android lock screen, Office Lens for iPad, more.
Microsoft this week is promoting two free video learning series that will help you learn the C# programming and UWP app development, respectively.
Microsoft has posted all of the content from its Xamarin Dev Days live event, allowing developers to view the content on demand.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced today that it has brought its PIXEL desktop environment to PC and Mac.
Today: Get your Xbox crest, Nokia sues Apple for patent infringement, Microsoft and Boku bring carrier billing to Orange in France, more.
In 2016, Microsoft took decisive steps away from its traditional roots and embraced a more open future in the cloud.
The murky situation with Cortana-based devices is in keeping with my philosophy that Microsoft just can't stop punching itself in the face.
Years in the making, Google's Internet of Things (IoT) platform, now called Android Things, is ready for its first developer preview.
Microsoft is finally opening up Cortana quite a bit to developers, and it will let them put this technology in a wide variety of devices.
Rejoice! Build 2017 will be held in Seattle instead of San Francisco, as has been the case for the past several years.
Today: Get ready for WinHEC, developer support for symlinks is finally coming to Windows 10, Chrome 55 is released,, Microsoft's new bot, more.
Microsoft announced today that it has a new Minecraft coding tutorial for students and is hosting free coding workshops in its retail stores.
Microsoft has posted on-demand versions of a free, six-part video series about learning Xamarin development.
At its Connect(); 2016 event this week in New York, Microsoft announced the release candidate of Visual Studio 2017, plus Visual Studio for Mac and other products.
A lot of soul searching has accompanied the sweeping changes that Satya Nadella has implemented over the past few years at Microsoft.
I received an email this week alerting me that Microsoft will be closing its TechRewards program for developers in January 2017. But all of the rewards the program offered are being removed immediately, Microsoft says.
Tech tidbits from around the web: A reminder about Games for Gold, the HoloLens experience “Destination: Mars” is now open at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, a look back at 10 years as a professional developer, Google Play Books adds a new Discover feature, and much more.
Android app developers can grab a big update for Android Studio today. Version 2.2 adds a new visual layout editor, support for all the latest developer features in Android 7.0 Nougat, and much more.
Microsoft's Desktop App Converter---previously code-named Project Centennial---is now available in the Windows Store. This will enable developers to get the latest features and bug-fixes automatically as soon as the app is updated going forward.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft is quietly laying off dozens of highly-placed employees, Microsoft partners with Huawei ... on cybersecurity buyers guide, iOS 10 upgrade had a "brief issue" but Apple fixed it, Swift Playgrounds is now available, more.
Microsoft has launched a new cross-platform development show on Channel 9. Based around its Xamarin platform, The Xamarin Show will appear weekly, and the first episode is available now.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Windows 95 turns 21 today, Microsoft announces App Dev on Xbox live event, Microsoft makes the case for Edge on Mobile, a Microsoft job listing doesn't actually suggest that Xbox One games will require emulation on Project Scorpio, more.
For over two weeks now, I've secretly made a major change to my daily workflow and have been using as many Microsoft mobile apps on PC, tablet, and smartphone as possible. And my relative levels of success speak volumes, I think, to the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts here in mid-2016.
There are ranters and then there are the well-meaning developers who do nothing but champion the platform. And when a member that latter group issues a blistering criticism of everything that Microsoft hasn't done to make Windows 10 Mobile a success, it's time to pay attention.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Dolphin snatches iPad at SeaWorld Orlando, NuAns fails to meet its Kickstarter goals, August 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines, HP.com will start selling Elite x3 on September 5 in the US, more.