Are you ready to Build?

The one constant in this technology world is change.  Technology changes at an amazing pace and it’s not trivial to keep up with this as a developer. Only six months ago we were in San Francisco for Build 2013. Since that time we have released Windows 8.1 to the public, we launched Surface 2 and…

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Superhackathon is back on November 15: Bigger, Better, Bolder

With the general availability of Windows 8.1, the official launch of Surface 2, the announcement of Windows Phone 8 Update 3, the timing is perfect for you to show off your app development skills!  Continuing a great tradition, on November 15th we are organizing our second Superhackathon. At the Superhackathon you can come to develop…

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Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #7

It’s time for our 7th blog post in our series of new Belgian Apps and it’s been a pretty big harvest again! If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here. Personalize your device right now by installing these apps. And don’t forget to provide your feedback to the developers by rating them…

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Stars of the Store

Over the last few weeks we have posted about new Belgian apps published to the Windows Store.  In this post we want to highlight a few ‘Stars of the Store’, great apps that have been in the Store for a while and have been updated recently. Yelo TV by Telenet – great for live watching…

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Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #6

This is the 6th blog post in our series to highlight new apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Store, made by developers in Belgium.  And what great activity we have seen since our previous post! If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here. Personalize your device right now by installing these…

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Upcoming Microsoft Developer Camps (September – November) in Belgium

September is here! Back to school for our kids, but also at work things are speeding up again after the summer break. To help you improve your skills, we’ve got a number of free Developer Camps lined up in the next few months for you to join. Do you want to learn how to build…

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Getting more downloads for your Windows Store app

How can you make your app more visible in the Windows Store and boost your downloads?  As we describe in the App Promotion Checklist, collecting user feedback can be accelerator for driving app downloads. In this blogpost I’m going to cover how to integrate collecting user feedback in your Windows Store app. Often users tend…

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The Ultimate Checklist to Promote Your App

Learn how to build a high quality app, that’s visible in the Store, gets downloaded and receives good ratings. Introducing: the ultimate checklist on promoting your Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps! (Also available as PDF document: right here.) It all starts with a quality app. But how can you make sure your app is…

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Up for a challenge this summer?

Be brave. Defy the odds. Face the competition. Complete all 4 challenges of the Developer Summer Quest by September 15th 2013 and win a Surface Pro! At each stage you can catch extra prizes, and even better: all 4 challenges are open as from today. Check them out and start right now! Just to warm…

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Build 2013: Visual Studio 2013 Preview Available Now

On Wednesday Steve Ballmer kicked off the Build 2013 developer conference in San Francisco, and there’s been quite some buzz about the announcements we have made. And you’ll agree that with the Windows 8.1 Preview, a whole bunch of really cool features have been added to the OS! But what is it that really lights…

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