Microsoft has announced the details of this year’s Build developer conference. It’ll run from May 7th to 9th in Seattle, Washington. The conference is now in its 7th year and continues to attract more than 15,000 attendees from across the globe. As Microsoft’s focus changes to set and follow industry trends,...
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    Among the many announcements that came out of the first day at Build 2015, was a new feature called Continuum for Phones. Those Windows 10 users will know Continuum as the feature for convertibles which automatically detects if you’re in keyboard and mouse, or tablet mode and adjusts automatically....
  • A XAML C# developer’s guide to Build 2015

    Microsoft has just published the session list for this year’s Build developer conference which starts in just over a day from now at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The 17 pages of events is extensive as you’d imagine it would be for a company this size with an increasing...
  • Microsoft’s Build Conference is coming to Sydney

    Microsoft’s developer conference, Build is going on a road trip across 23 cities around the world. Sydney will play host to the Build Tour for the Australian leg, giving Aussie developers access to the best of the main //build/ announcements that takes place in San Francisco from April 29th...
  • Microsoft announces Build 2015 will be April 29 – May 1

    Microsoft’s Build developer conference is an annual event and in 2015, it’ll be coming to San Francisco from April 29 – May 1. If you’re keen to attend, registration costs US$2,095 and will open at 9:00am PST on Thursday, January 22. While the software giant continues it’s transition to...
  • Cortana on Windows 10 spotted in action.

    While Windows 10 is not expected to be available to the public until well into 2015, glimpses of what users can expect have been slowly making their way onto the Internet recently. The below video, provided by WinBeta, grants us a peek at Cortana’s introduction to the Windows desktop...
  • Visual Studio plans to ditch version numbers

    There’s some nice new additions coming for developers in Visual Studio 2013. Before we get to what’s news, let’s talk a little bit about Microsoft’s vision for the future releases of the product. During the ‘Visual Studio 2013, the tools for building Modern Apps’ session on Wednesday at Build,...
  • Hands-on with the Xbox One at Build

    The Xbox One.. more illusive than a albino unicon, finally showed up at Microsoft’s Build conference without the bullet proof glass protection. The next generation console was out on display in the ‘big room’ of the Moscone Center.  The console was running a tech demo that featured multiple modes...
  • Xbox One development will only be opened up after launch, likely 2014

    In a SmartGlass session at Build Day 3, Rosa Thomas, Principal Program Manager of SmartGlass Platform Experience at Microsoft, talked about the difference between what was possible in SmartScreen application with the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. There was some brand new things come out of the session...
  • See what’s new in Windows 8.1, we go hands-on

    There’s plenty new in Windows, especially for just a .1 release, the full review and analysis will have to wait till I’ve spent more time with it, but for now, here’s a quick summary of what the changes and new features are. Start screen with new tile sizes Unified...
  • Photos from Microsoft //build/ day 2 keynote

    Today is the second day of Microsoft’s developer conference Build. Today they showed off the services part of why they now consider themselves a devices and services company. Microsoft Azure, Mobile services and plenty of talk about their work with partners.  Scott Hanselman ran through some of the updates...
  • Microsoft confirms developers can build apps for Xbox One

    During the second day keynote of Microsoft’s Build conference in San Francisco, they finally dropped the news that we developers will get the ability to write for the platform. It was not done as a key part of either keynote, but the audience of thousands of developers were told,...
  • What’s new in Internet Explorer 11 ?

    As part of the Windows 8.1 release, users will also get IE11, this includes both the metro and desktop versions. Behind the scenes the IE11 engine is the same with basically two UIs. When asked why the two versions exist, the answer was actually simple, those people that live...
  • //Build/ 2013 attendee giveaways will ensure next year sells out fast

    Most large-scale conferences now contain giveaways for attendees. This year Microsoft Build attendees weren’t disappointed, actually, probably spoilt with a  bag of goodies from Redmond. Below is a list of the giveaways for 2013 which will no doubt have 2014 tickets sold out in record time. Microsoft Surface Pro...
  • Microsoft’s BUILD 2013 keynote wrap up, what we got and what we didn’t

    Today Microsoft kicked off it’s annual developer conference BUILD with a keynote from CEO Steve Ballmer. Together with other Microsofties like Julie Larsen-Green (head of Windows), they covered much of what you’d expect, much of what we already knew about Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 and all things blue....
  • People are already using Windows 8.1, here’s what they’ve found

    While I wait for one of those stupid metal birds in the sky, I’m watching the #Bldwin hashtag on twitter and see that some early //BUILD/ Attendees are already hands-on with Windows 8.1. Let’s take a look at what they’ve found so far. Networking made easyAccording to this screen...
  • I’m off to the BUILD conference, get all the latest news here

    This week is Microsoft’s big annual developer conference BUILD. The conference this year is held in the lovely San Francisco at the famous Moscone Center. The conference will deliver lots of exciting new content around the Blue updates for Windows, Windows Phone and more. When I asked on twitter...
  • Build wraps up, sessions now available

    Microsoft big developer conference for Windows 8 and now Windows Phone 8 has now wrapped up for another year. Those attendees lucky enough to fork over hundreds of dollars for a ticket to attend the event scored a few goodies including a new Surface tablet, Windows Phone 8 and...
  • Build // Day 2 – Server, Azure, Visual Studio, Ballmer.

    It’s day 2 of Microsoft’s Build Conference and today the focus turns onto Server, Azure and Visual Studio. The first demo of the day showed how a game ‘Tankster’ could write data back to an Azure backend, so PC and Mobile gamers can play against each other cross platform....
  • How to download Windows 8 Developer Preview ?

    Microsoft are making the Windows 8 developer preview available to everyone, today. After being teased with demo’s during the Build Conference keynote, you probably want to try out the preview release. The good news is, there’s no keys or activation to deal with, effectively its open slather. Expect activations...
  • Windows 8 to improve multi-monitor support !

    Multiple monitors is a must-have setup for a lot of people these days. While Windows 7 made improvements to supporting multiple screens with shortcuts like Windows key + P, Windows 8 will go even further. Above you can see a desktop stretching across both dual displays. Even better is...

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