Case Study: Bringing Dr. Tax for Windows to the Microsoft Store using the Desktop App Converter

Each Swiss citizen must submit a tax declaration once per year. Today most people rely on software to produce their completed taxation forms. Ringler Informatik AG is the leading provider of such software, thus making Dr.Tax one of the most deployed PC desktop applications in Switzerland. Dr.Tax is available as a standard installer on the…

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Bringing the Dr. Tax for Windows Application to the Microsoft Store using the Desktop App Converter

Each Swiss citizen must provide a tax declaration once per year. Today most people rely on software to produce their taxation form. Ringler Informatik AG is the leading provider of such a software, thus making Dr.Tax one of the most deployed desktop applications on PCs in Switzerland. Thanks to the Microsoft Switzerland DX Team, with…

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The Great Microsoft Surface Hardware Update arrives in Switzerland

The last weeks have been full of new hardware announcements regarding the Microsoft Surface product line. This time with great news for the Swiss market! The Surface Studio and Surface Dial can now be pre-ordered in Switzerland and will start shipping on June 15. Surface Studio is an entirely new device designed for creativity. Its…

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Event series “Innovate Yourself” – Azure Talks

  Important: Events have been postponed Microsoft’s event series “Innovate Yourself – Azure Talks” will be held in the coming weeks. We warmly invite you to visit the four different events, which have a common focus on application-based examples involving the Microsoft Cloud. There you can learn how the electric car manufacturer Tesla uses Microsoft…


Complete Overview of the Topics at Build 2017

In the middle of the month, Microsoft once again presented a number of exciting innovations relating to the products, technologies and services of the Microsoft platform at the annual Build developer conference in Seattle. In the last newsletter, Sascha Corti (Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Switzerland) reported live from the keynote speech on day one. We…


Build 2017 Main Keynote Highlights

I have the privilege to write live from the Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle. Once again, this year’s keynote has been chock full of new and exciting announcements, here are a few that really stood out. The new concept of the “Intelligent Edge” is really interesting, making it the interface between the digital and…

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Microsoft Data Amp Web Conference: Data is Your Most Strategic Asset

The Data Amp web conference was hosted in late April and showed developers how data can impact their apps and services. Watch Scott Guthrie and Joseph Sirosh showcase how data is the nexus between application innovation and artificial intelligence in their keynotes. You can also access a variety of deep dive sessions on the big…

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The Windows 10 Creators Update and its SDK are Available

There is big news in April with the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update and its SDKs for developers. Here is a summary of the most exciting news. We published a list of a few of the new and powerful capabilities in the Creators Update. These include enhancements to the visual layer, improvements to…

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Bots: Start Developing the Applications of the Future Today

Conversation is without a doubt the next generation of user interface, enabling us to talk naturally to computers that grow ever smaller, freeing us from keyboards and screens. The enablers for these conversations will be our digital assistants such as Cortana, Siri, OK Google or Alexa. But their skills are limited to what they know…

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Visual Studio 2017 is here!

Visual Studio 2017 is released and now ready for download. Time to upgrade to the new version with countless enhancements in performance and usability. Visual Studio 2017 is available in the following three versions: Visual Studio Community 2017, a free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers Visual Studio Professional 2017, professional developer tools,…

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