Laying the Foundation at TechEd North America 2013

It’s that time of year again.  Time to head south to the great city of New Orleans for TechEd North America 2013.  TechEd takes place June 3-6.  TechEd is the place to go to explore and learn about new technologies, connect with your peers, and eat some of the unique food the New Orleans area… Read more

New Windows Dev Center Goes Live

Yesterday we launched a new Windows Dev Center.  You might ask “Why are you telling us about that, Brian?”  Well, the answer is that my team is responsible for MSDN and much of the infrastructure behind it.  We partner very closely with the Windows team team produce an awesome Windows Dev Center.  Yesterday was the… Read more

$15,000 in Prizes Added to Windows Phone Next App Star challenge

Microsoft recently announced a global contest that can help developers gain more visibility for their apps through featured placement in a Windows Phone television ad that will show during prime-time in the U.S. The response has been amazing with thousands of apps already submitted from around the world. Given the popularity of the contest and… Read more

Microsoft and Data Privacy Day: Helping You Take Control

To mark Data Privacy Day 2013, Microsoft commissioned research to help better understand people’s online privacy perceptions and expectations. One big takeaway from this study is that people need and want more information about their privacy options and help controlling their personal information online. As part of our longstanding commitment to privacy, we are kicking… Read more

Your App Featured in a Windows Phone TV Ad

Want more visibility for your apps? How about more customers? Then here’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to help you kick off the new year. We are launching a new contest with a very special top prize: your app could receive featured placement in a Windows Phone prime-time TV ad in the U.S. The contest is called… Read more

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available!

We are excited to announce Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, is now available.  You can install it either from the download page (see “Visual Studio 2012 Update 1” under the “Additional software” section) or via the Extensions and Updates dialog in Visual Studio 2012. With this and future updates, we’re striving to ensure that developers… Read more

WOWZAPP 2012 Hackathon for Windows is Underway

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 9, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today kicked off WOWZAPP 2012: Worldwide Hackathon for Windows, the first simultaneous global hackathon for students, startups and professional developers in the company’s history. Following the recent Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 launches, more than 100 locations across five continents will hold weekend-long hackathons for… Read more

Experience //build/ Live!!!

Today we kicked off the //build/ Conference in Seattle on the Microsoft campus.  If you weren’t aware, you can watch a lot of the action live at  Head on over and check out the Keynote sessions from Monday or tune into the Tuesday morning Keynote from Microsoft Server and Tools President, Satya Nadella.  Satya… Read more

Windows Phone 8 Unveiled

SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 29, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today debuted Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the company’s smartphone operating system. Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal phone experience, connecting you to the people and things that matter most. As part of the announcement, Microsoft revealed new features, including Kid’s Corner and… Read more

Time to Create – Visual Studio 2012 is officially launched!

It’s an amazing time for developers. The number of platform choices they have is outstanding.  From smartphones to slates, to big iron in the data center, Visual Studio has your creative needs covered.  Today we officially launch the development environment, Visual Studio 2012.  You can head over to the launch site and listen to some… Read more