A report in Ars Technica claims that Google will dramatically expand its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) technologies to bring over one million Android apps to Chrome OS and Chromebooks. And to Windows, too.
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On Monday, Microsoft announced the immediate availability of Visual Studio 2015, the software giant's full-featured software development IDE.
Microsoft announced today that it will RTM and release Visual Studio 2015 on July 20, 2015, just in time for the Windows 10 launch the following week.
Microsoft says it will deliver the final version of its Windows 10 developer tools for Visual Studio 2015 concurrently with Windows 10 on July 29.
Microsoft recently released a version of the Windows 10 Insider Preview for the Raspberry Pi 2 mini-computer, a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Here’s a quick peek at this release, called Windows 10 IoT Core, and what it’s like to get it up and running. Note: After four straight weeks on the road, it’s […]
With Windows 10, Microsoft is touting a theme of “One Windows” in which previously separate Windows-based platforms that run on PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox One and other devices are all unified into a single platform. And a key part of this strategy is the Universal Windows Platform, which will let developers create apps that run […]
Today, Microsoft announced the availability of the first full release of its Microsoft Band SDK, enabling developers to create their own tiles in the wearable’s UI using icons, text, buttons, barcodes and other elements. This release follows a February beta SDK which provided some foundational capabilities such as access to Band’s sensors. “Part of what […]
I’m in San Francisco for Build 2015 and have a busy week planned. Here’s how you can keep up to date on what’s happening at the show, including my live coverage of today’s epic keynote, a Thursday meetup, and a live recording of Windows Weekly on Friday. Build keynote The Build keynote is scheduled for […]
Microsoft will most likely announce this week that it will enable customers to run Android apps on their Windows 10 phones, tablets and PCs. The timing ostensibly makes sense, as the software giant’s Build conference, held this week in San Francisco, targets developers. But I wonder what message this change will send to developers and […]
Microsoft has released its first-ever pre-release Windows 10 developer tools, the Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10, which run on Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6. With these tools, developers can start developing for the Windows Universal App Platform, which will eventually let them target phones, tablets, PCs, and other devices. Visual Studio 2015 CTP (Community […]
With Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing the notion of “One Windows,” where previously separate OS versions on different types of devices are now converging into a single platform. This visions is part hype and part reality. But I think a better explanation of what’s happening is that Microsoft is simply continuing to evolve the underlying […]
Appearing today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced a number of details of interest to gamers that wish to target both Xbox and Windows 10. Here’s what Mr. Spencer announced. (I’m leaving out information we already knew about, like the universal app platform.) Xbox Live SDK […]