Introducing Windows Phone SDK 8.0

It gives us great pleasure to announce that today at //build/ we launched the Windows Phone 8 development story. We have enhanced the existing Visual Studio 2012 developer tools to support development of Windows Phone 8 apps optimized for a variety of resolutions and hardware, introduced ability to simulate and monitor the impact of real… Read more

Your Visual Studio, Your Colors

Since releasing Visual Studio 2012 we have continued on our investment in the user experience space to enable you to work more efficiently and to make the Visual Studio experience engaging and productive. One of the design principles we are following is the enablement of choice and personal customization in the product, and as part… Read more

NuGet for Windows Store App Developers

In Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 you’ll see that we have included the popular NuGet package manager by default and customized it to include a Windows 8 packages feed that presents you a filtered list of NuGet packages for use in developing your Windows Store apps. In case you haven’t heard of NuGet… Read more

Visual Studio 2012 SimShip Partners

A month ago we launched Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 at our launch event ( in Seattle. At this event and online, we had a number of sessions showing how Visual Studio 2012 helps you build great applications. We are always looking to ensure that our new tools can be adopted by our users, and have… Read more