Recent Windows 10 Development Stories
  • Need to Know: Universal Windows Platform

    Need to Know: Universal Windows Platform

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    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 […]

    Live from San Francisco: Build 2015

    Live from San Francisco: Build 2015

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    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 […]

    Windows + Android?

    Windows + Android?

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    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 is Taking Build on the Road

    Microsoft is Taking Build on the Road

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    If you can’t make it to Build 2015 in San Francisco at the end of the month, no worries: Microsoft is taking the show on the road. You can now sign up for the free Build Tour, which will visit locations in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa throughout 2015. Microsoft’s developer-focused […]

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    One Windows, Multiple Form Factors

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    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 […]

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    Xbox @ Game Developers Conference 2015

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    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 […]