Windows Phone 8.1 ready for download as Developer Preview

A couple weeks ago at our Build 2014 conference, we announced Windows Phone 8.1 with tons of new capabilities for both consumers and enterprises. Yesterday, Windows Phone 8.1 was made available as a Developer Preview for developers and app builders that are registered in our Windows Phone Preview for Developers program. Cortana on Windows Phone…


Best of WPC 2013: 28 Awesome User Experience Demos with Windows 8.1

This week at our Worldwide Partner Conference 2013, Jensen Harris, Director of Program Management for Windows User Experience, delivered an outstanding demo-heavy session that showcased end-to-end enhancements in Windows 8.1 Preview, providing an exceptional experience with all device form factors: phone, tablet, notebook, desktop and gaming console.  These 28 demos show some of the productivity, efficiency…


Step-by-Step: Connect to Your Cloud Lab with Windows Azure Connect

In addition to building Virtual Networks on the Windows Azure cloud fabric for running Virtual Machines in the cloud, we can also securely extend those virtual networks to on-premise devices in a couple ways: Cloud-to-Site IPsec VPN connectivity  Essentially, this is a Site-to-Site IPsec VPN tunnel between a Virtual Network defined on the Windows Azure…

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Cloud-based PC and Mobile Device Management with Windows Intune Wave D and System Center 2012 SP1

In today’s TechNet Radio show, we’re discussing the new features in PC and mobile device management in the new wave of our cloud-based management solution: Windows Intune. We’ll be chatting with Mark Williams, Senior Program Manager on the Windows Intune team, as we cover the following new capabilities … New Management Support for Windows 8,…


BUILD 2012 Conference Announced - Oct 30 to Nov 2 - Redmond, WA #Windows8 #WS2012 #WindowsAzure

What could be better than having Windows 8 release during the last week of October in time for year-end holidays?  How about holding the 2012 BUILD conference at Microsoft Corporate HQ in Redmond, WA the very next week!  Yes, that’s right – the 2012 BUILD Conference has been announced to be held the week immediately…


8 New Platform Features Coming to Windows Phone 8

Did you miss the Windows Phone 8 Summit?  The phone team announced a number of platform features that are coming to Windows Phone 8 when launched later this year that are based from a new Shared Windows Core between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.  Below is a recap of the session delivered by Joe Belfiore,…