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.
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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.
Last week's three-day live video event, A Developer's Guide to Windows 10, is now available to download or stream for free.
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 […]
You might want to sit down for this one, folks. In addition to letting developers easily port their Android apps to Windows universal apps, Microsoft is likewise offering a similar capability for iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. And the way this happens is via a secret new project that’s been in the works for […]
Sources have been telling me for the past year that Microsoft has been working to enable users to run Android apps on Windows 10. Fortunately, that’s not what the software giant announced today. Instead—and in keeping with the developer focus of this week’s Build conference—Microsoft revealed that it would enable developers to easily port their […]
When Microsoft debuted the Windows Store in 2012, it offered users a safe, secure and reliable new app platform, but it also mostly ignored the millions of more dangerous, but more powerful, desktop applications out in the world. But with Windows 10, the software giant has reached an acceptable middle ground: it will now offer […]
At its Build 2015 conference this week in San Francisco, Microsoft announced an audacious goal to have over one billion Windows 10 devices in the world within two to three years. Whether it can achieve this goal is not certain, and given the wide variety of form factors that this system targets it’s certainly possible. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In a presentation this past week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, laid out Microsoft’s vision for how Windows 10 will transform gaming across its platforms. While there were only a few truly new details, this talk represents the most flesh-out explanation Microsoft has provided so far for how […]
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 […]