Open Source Frameworks Unveil Support for Windows Phone 8

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week’s //build/ 2012 conference highlighted how developers can take advantage of their existing skills and favorite languages and frameworks to extend their market reach and bring great apps to the Windows 8 platform. There was a spotlight on the newly launched Windows Phone 8 Developer…

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Windows 8 AppFest in India Sets Guinness World Record

Posted by Mandar NaikDirector, Platform Strategy 8 miles of cables. 540 bean bags. 15,000 cans of soda. These are just a few of the amenities required to set a world record for the largest application development marathon in one location. The Windows 8 AppFest set the Guinness World Record in Bangalore, India this past weekend…

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Windows 8 AppFest in India Sets Sights on World Record

Posted by Mandar NaikDirector, Platform Strategy With one of the world’s largest developer populations, India has always been a strong driver of the global software industry and Indian developers have helped shape software trends across the world. Today, one of those fastest-growing areas is application development. It is therefore fitting and very exciting that Bangalore is…

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Continues Cross-Platform Support

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier today, Microsoft released the beta version of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. This release includes extended client management support for Windows 8, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix operating systems, functionality originally included in June’s Community Technology Preview. Consumerization is a growing challenge for IT organizations…

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Windows Server “8” Beta: Every App, Any Cloud

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, Microsoft’s Bill Laing, Corporate VP of Server and Cloud, announced the availability of Windows Server “8” Beta.  This is exciting news for IT managers looking for a scalable web platform and the ability to build, deploy, and support hybrid applications that can run on-premises or in…

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Windows 8: Open for Developers

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, the winners of the Windows 8 First Apps Contest  gave us a glimpse into what Windows 8 makes possible for independent developers, who can utilize their existing skills and familiar technologies to quickly build apps.  Developers, like winner Bernd Paradies, can even reuse many of the…

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