Office brings Focused Inbox to all versions of Outlook – Clutter folder to be retired

If you’re on Android or iOS, you may have noticed that Outlook has a neat feature, named “Focused Inbox”. I find it to be very handy, and now it’s coming to all versions of Outlook, including desktop and web. Here’s the word from the Office team: Focused Inbox was first released on Outlook for iOS…


Microsoft Professional Degree: Data Science

Alison Cunard announces the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program, which she describes like this: The first program of its kind to offer employer-endorsed, university-caliber curriculum for professionals at any stage of their career. MPD is a Microsoft-led initiative, built on the Open edX on Azure platform, providing professionals with real-world knowledge and hands-on experience to…


Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 is available

Download: Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. New and improved features: Tools for Apache Cordova Developer Analytics Tools Debugging and Diagnostics Visual Studio IDE Tools for Universal Windows apps Architecture Tools Visual C++ Node.js Tools for Visual Studio Web Developer Tools TypeScript C# and Visual Basic Team Explorer Xamarin My favorite new feature may be the…


Blog reboot

It’s been exactly two years since my last post, so it’s about time to reboot the blog. After two discreet years on the amazing HoloLens project, I’ve moved to the Learning eXperiences (LeX) team as a Developer Learning Evangelist. The blog’s focus will expand from Windows programming to include code and discussions around more technologies…


Visual Studio “14” CTP is available

Download here. Remember that this is a CTP and isn’t meant for production environments; please install in a test environment with no earlier versions of Visual Studio installed. Eric Battalio says: Here are some resources which may be useful as you try out the Visual Studio “14” CTP, released yesterday: Downloads: Download the Visual Studio…


Microsoft and climate science, part 2

In a serendipitous coincidence with my post from Monday, Microsoft and climate science, KT announced today that Microsoft is committed to going carbon neutral in the next fiscal year: […] Beginning in fiscal year 2013 (which starts this July 1), Microsoft will be carbon neutral across all our direct operations including data centers, software development…


SkyDrive limited-time loyalty offer: upgrade to 25GB

Sweet: Limited time loyalty offer More on the new SkyDrive features: Making personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere, with the new SkyDrive


Kinect For Windows SDK beta is posted

Download Kinect for Windows SDK beta. NUI geeks rejoice! The noncommercial Kinect SDK beta is available from Microsoft Research.  Skeleton-tracking provided by the Kinect For Windows SDK beta. Get documentation here. Here are the code samples that you get: Sample code files are included in the Kinect for Windows SDK beta download and are installed…


Windows Phone platform updates announced at MIX ‘11

Great new stuff coming in Mango. Here’s what you’ll see demonstrated at MIX ‘11: Multitasking: The fast app switching (FAS) and Windows Phone background agent features provide a rich multi-tasking experience for apps. IE9 for Windows Phone: Additional details of the HTML5 story within the context of Windows Phone. Additional sensor and runtime access: New…


Live stream from Mix ‘11

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