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  • 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...
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