Feature Spotlight: Live Tiles

Windows 8 contains powerful new technologies that Windows Store apps can take advantage of. These technologies not only provide a great user experience, but also drive engagement with your apps. Over the next few months we will feature several of these technologies, and show why they can make a difference for your business. Today, we’re…


Helping Android developers build Windows Store apps

For those of you who are currently developing on Android, we have a lot of resources to help you bring your Google Play app to the Windows Store. On the Windows Dev Center, we have a whole section of Resources for Android developers. You’ll find everything you need to get started building for Windows, including…


Enter your app in the “Re-imagining Consumer Health with Windows 8 and HealthVault Challenge”

Healthcare is rapidly evolving, and the opportunity for developers to create apps that can help improve the lives of people around the world is bigger than ever. On May 13-14, 2013, Microsoft sponsored Health: Refactored, a 2-day conference in Silicon Valley for app builders, designers and tech experts interested in the Healthcare space to learn,…


Feature Spotlight: Search

Windows 8 contains powerful new technologies that Windows Store apps can take advantage of. These technologies not only provide a great user experience, but also drive engagement with your apps. Over the next few months we will feature several of these technologies, and show why they can make a difference for your business. To begin,…


RTM Windows Store is now open for paid apps, company accounts

Today marks an important milestone for the Windows Store as we move from preview toward the general availability of Windows 8. We’re again expanding our market coverage, committed as ever to creating a developer opportunity of unprecedented scale. We’re opening the Store up for company registrations and are now accepting paid apps. Finally, we’ve advanced…


Introducing the winners of the First Apps Contest

We previewed the Windows Store and announced our Windows 8 First Apps Contest for Metro style apps on December 6th. You may recall we issued a challenge to developers to be among the very first to be featured in the Windows Store. Under tight deadlines, and limited only by their own imagination and creativity, they…

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