Hololens ships March 30 to US & Canada for $3k

Here is the official announcement. Interested developers may register to preorder the device at http://hololens.com. Thousands of developers have experienced HoloLens first hand and have contributed ideas to the ecosystem through programs like “Share Your Idea”. Our developer roadshows were fully booked across all eleven cities within the first 90 minutes of being made available. We……


Creating and debugging hosted web apps with ManifoldJS and VorlonJS

What problem do these two things solve? ManifoldJS aims to make the life of a mobile developer easier than ever, by utilizing  Web App Manifests,  which allowing websites to declare app-like properties. ManifoldJS uses that standard for those platforms that support it, but falls back to Cordova for those who don’t. Cordova is great, but the……


Interview with Chris Charla from ID@Xbox, LevelUp on Channel9

  Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox, discusses independent development on Xbox One and Windows 10. [00:57] – Who is Chris Charla [03:25] – What is ID@Xbox and how does it work? [04:58] – Windows 10 and the Universal App Platform [08:35] – Why be a part of ID@Xbox on Windows 10? [10:17] – What’s the……


Lifehack: Record video footage with Windows 10 Game DVR

So I play a lot of games (Heroes of the Storm!) and I frequently want to record what I’m doing, so that I can provide commentary for others, but also so that I can learn from my mistakes. I generally use a tool like Camtasia for my recording and editing, especially outside of gaming, but……


Submitting feature requests through the Windows Feedback tool

While looking to request a feature for our Edge browser, I was pointed towards the Windows Feedback tool, which is build into Windows 10. You can get to it by searching for “Feedback” in your windows applications on the start screen. Specifically, I wanted to request the ability to mute individual tabs in Edge, as……


Recap of Connect() announcements, from Shahed Chowdhuri

My peer in DC, Shahed Chowdhuri, put together a great recap of yesterday’s Connect() event. Recap of Connect() announcements: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2015/11/18/news-and-announcements-from-connect-2015.aspx   TL;DR:   Visual Studio Code beta release, Added extensibility support, open source project .NET Core 5 RC and ASP.NET 5 RC with Go-Live license, can start using it in production Visual Studio Online is……


Lifehack: How can I get the path to a file in Windows 10?

I frequently need to copy the file path of an object in Windows, so that I can paste it into a tool like the command line or Powershell. How can I quickly do this, without having to go to an object’s properties and copying the path from there? Here’s how to do it Pressing Shift……


Lifehack: Using the Win10 snipping tool to take a delayed screenshot

I frequently need to take screenshots of of a screen and share them with my team. The problem however, is that many of these screens require me to hover over an object on screen, or click on an item to have particular bit of text appear on screen. I work from a laptop, so the……


Project Westminster – hosted web apps for UWP (HTML5 in Win 10)

Kiril Seksenov, an Engineer on the Microsoft Edge Web Apps team, put together a great post today regarding Project Westminster Universal Windows Platform Bridges consist of a toolkit of three components: Developer tools Store ingestion processing Universal Windows Platform runtime frameworks Project Westminster  gives you the ability to leverage your existing web development workflow and……


My slide decks from the //build tour are up

Here are the slides from the three talks I gave on the //build tour in Atlanta and New York this week. They were already publicly available online from the main build event, as that is where I got all of them from, then simply tailored them to my talk. Big thanks to David Crawford (@ThatUXGuy),……