Rejoice! Build 2017 will be held in Seattle instead of San Francisco, as has been the case for the past several years.
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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.
Tech tidbits from around the web. 8/11/2016 10:34:16 AM Note: I would have published some of this yesterday, but in a weird bit of timing, I signed off from the Windows Weekly podcast and the house—and, as it turns out, the neighborhood—lost power at that exact moment. Our power ended up being out for over three […]