Universal Windows Programming: What is it and how it can help

Mike Finley, Senior Application Development Manager, discusses how Universal Windows Programming can help you develop one application that runs on multiple devices and form factors with Windows 10. More and more devices are now available for the end users to achieve an online and offline mobile experience.  Gartner believes that by 2020, 25B connected “things”…


Maximize code on the Mobile Platform of your choice

In this blog post, Application Development Managers, Derrick Sharpe and Justin Wendlandt, highlight the many options to maximize development productivity across a range of mobile platforms, including Windows 10, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and more. Contrary to popular belief, the Windows Phone application development landscape is not dead.  There are several initiatives and projects underway…


Visual Studio 2015 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Released!

Today, we are happy to announce availability of Visual Studio 2013/TFS 2013 Update 5 and the release of Visual Studio 2015 RTM. This Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Visual Studio 2015 includes many new features and updates, such as tools for Universal Windows app development, cross-platform mobile development for iOS, Android, and Windows, including Xamarin,…


BUILD 2015: Day 1 and Keynote Highlights

It may take some time to process all of the game changing announcements that came out of the BUILD keynote today. If you missed it, be sure and check out the on-demand recording here. Satya framed up the road forward to build an intelligent cloud, reinvent productivity and business processes, and create a more personal…


Part 3: Supportability and the Internet of Things

Mark Taylor, Premier Services Senior Consultant and David S. Lipien, Director in Microsoft’s Premier Services present a 3 part installment on the internet of things (IoT).  For this third and final part, we also strongly collaborated with Carroll Moon a Microsoft Senior Service Management Architect for Cloud. Part 1 of the IoT series was a…


Windows 10 developer tooling is now available to Windows Insiders!

Windows 10 SDK, tools, and samples were released to the Windows Insiders Program website today!  Be sure and start with Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and the instructions on the dev center: http://dev.windows.com/en-US/windows-10-developer-preview-tools.  Installation order is important in these pre-release kits. For additional details on what to expect, check out Cliff Simpkins Blog! Looking to get…


Part 2: Security and the Internet of Things

Mark Taylor, Premier Services Senior Consultant and David S. Lipien, Director in Microsoft’s Premier Services present a 3 part installment on the internet of things (IoT). Part 1 of the IoT series was a primer on the subject matter, looking at it from a business value perspective and looking at some the important questions that…


Microsoft Project Siena – Create a Windows 8.1 App with “zero” Lines of Code!

Rick McGuire, Senior Application Development Manager, spotlights a way to build and prototype applications using rich visuals, custom intelligence, and broad functionality, with no programming skills required. How would you like to be able to build a fully functional Windows 8.1 application that can be distributed to your peers and business owners without writing a…


Microsoft HoloLens and the Internet of Things. Two sides of the same coin?

Mark Taylor, Premier Services Senior Consultant and David S. Lipien, Director in Microsoft’s Premier Services present a 3 part installment on the internet of things (IoT). Augmented reality brings the software world into the real world enabling mind bending experiences.  The Internet of Things brings the everyday world into the world of software, allowing real…