Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Jumpstart Android Applications with Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Azure helps developers build their mobile applications with Mobile Services – a scalable and secure backend that can be used to power apps on any platform – iOS, Android, Windows or Mac. In this video, I’ll show Java developers how to jumpstart their Android applications by creating Mobile Services,…

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New Universal Mobile Keyboard Works with All Your Mobile Devices — Windows, iOS and Android

Posted by Openness Team Although tablets and smartphones have become extensions of our daily routines, typing on the small screens can be arduous at times. To resolve this productivity dilemma, Microsoft announced the Universal Mobile Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. To see it in action, including switching between device platforms, check…

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MineCraft to Join Microsoft

Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the acquisition of Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s ground breaking “Minecraft” franchise. Available across multiple platforms, “Minecraft” is one of the most popular video games in history. Fans have logged more than 2 billion hours on Xbox 360 in the past two years, and…

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Updates to Lync Mobile for iPad and iPhone

Posted by Openness Team Yesterday, Microsoft released Lync Mobile updates for iPad and iPhone, improving the experience for online meetings on-the-go. This update introduces the Gallery View for the iPad, which automatically detects and shows the video streams of the most active speakers in a meeting, as well as adds improved participant management for both…

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Back to School: OneNote for Android Tablets

Posted by Openness Team This week Microsoft released a OneNote for Android update, extending the commitment to help OneNote fans access to their notes and capture their moments of inspiration from virtually anywhere on their favorite devices – Windows, Windows Phone, iOS (iPad and iPhone), or Android. For those new to the application, Microsoft OneNote…

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Ready to Download: Skype 5.0 for iPhone

Posted by Openness Team Last week Microsoft released Skype 5.0 for iPhone, redesigned to provide a smoother and more integrated experience. Just like the redesigned Skype for Android app, the Skype team took the opportunity to rewrite this new version from the ground up and customize it to fit iOS best. This release puts conversations…

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Does it Work? Try Plugging It In

Posted by Openness Team Next week representatives from about 30 companies, including Apple, Oracle, and Google, will gather on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus for a five-day Interoperability Plugfest. Hosted by Microsoft Interoperability teams, this event provides free, hands-on help to developers and quality assurance engineers who want to test Windows and Office products and make them…

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OneNote Updates for iPhone and Mac

Posted by Openness Team Following this week’s updates to Office for iPad, Microsoft also released new OneNote features for iPhone and Mac, making it easier to capture ideas and important to-do’s wherever you are, and on whatever device you have at your fingertips. Visit www.OneNote.com to get OneNote for iPhone or OneNote for Mac for…

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Windows Azure and NBC Sports Team Up to Stream the 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Your Favorite Devices

Posted by Openness Team Great news for all who want to watch the 2014 Olympic Winter Games live while on-the-go. NBC Sports Group and Microsoft announced yesterday that Windows Azure Media Services is being used to publish and stream all 98 events of the Games, right to your favorite device. Viewers can access live and…

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