In a somewhat unexpected move, Intel today "retired" its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) conference.
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I've long felt that Microsoft should sell its own Android handsets, replacing the Lumia lineup with devices that customers actually want. But there's one crucial missing piece.
Software developers targeting Windows 10 will want to update to Visual Studio 2017 version 15.1 and the Creators Update SDK, both of which are now available.
Microsoft has now detailed some of the improvements it is making to high DPI support in the Windows 10 Creators Update.
We launched the Xamarin Challenge two weeks ago, and like many of you, I've used this as a great excuse to learn the Xamarin developer experience. Here are a few general tips.
Microsoft announced today that it is now offering a monthly payment option for its Xamarin University e-learning solution. It previously only offered an annual plan.
Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, Google is now offering early access to new developer features in Android Studio to the public.
Google is rumored to be bringing its Android Studio developer environment to Chrome OS. This is perhaps a bigger deal than is immediately obvious.
Spring is in the air, so Google is rolling out a developer preview for its next version of Android ahead of the May beta release.
I'm excited to announce the Xamarin Challenge, a special promotion aimed at getting developers started with Xamarin's amazing cross-platform mobile app capabilities.
As you may have heard, Microsoft is slowly replacing its monolithic and proprietary .NET technologies with the open, modular, and cross-platform .NET Core.
While the audience for this will likely be fairly limited, developers interested in early access to new Visual Studio features now have a new option. It's called Visual Studio Preview.
Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2017 yesterday. But as an added bonus, anyone who downloads the suite will also get a 60-day trial of Xamarin University.
Microsoft today released Visual Studio 2017, the latest version of its world-class software development IDE. This release also marks the 20th anniversary of Visual Studio.
A decade before Microsoft released the first version of Visual Studio, programmer Charles Petzold set out to document the right way to build Windows applications.
While the first version of Visual InterDev promised to be "Visual Basic for the web," it wasn't until the second release that Microsoft really delivered on that vision.
My first book was about Visual Basic 3, and I later updated it for two other product versions, VB 4 and VB 6. Here's a look back at those early days.
20 years ago, I was heavily invested in Microsoft's developer stack. Here's my 1997 overview of Visual InterDev 1.0, which was included in the first version of Visual Studio.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible transformation that has taken place over 20 years of Visual Studio, from the early days to the mobile first, cloud first era.
Today, Microsoft announced the Xbox Live Creators Program, which will allow any developer to publish Xbox Live-enabled games on Xbox One and Windows 10.
Microsoft's next Build conference is happening at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle in early May. If you want to join us there for the show, you should move quickly.
On March 7, Microsoft will release Visual Studio 2017, the latest and most flexible version of its developer suite. In doing so, the firm will also celebrate Visual Studio's 20th anniversary.
Today, Microsoft hosted a live online event to bring developers up to speed on the improvements it's delivering with the Creators Update.
This week, Microsoft explained how it plans to evolve its current crop of software development languages. And fans of Visual Basic may want to sit down first.
This week, Microsoft announced add-ins for Outlook Mobile, starting on iOS. This is an important step for Outlook Mobile and for mobile productivity apps in general.
With the understanding that few professional developers will ever re-create their apps for the UWP platform, Microsoft is trying a different tack. Again.
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).