Microsoft has just made web apps exponentially more powerful on Windows 10 with new developer tools. Developers can reuse server hosted website tools and rich capabilities of the universal Windows 10 platform to give the site a live tile, and push notifications.
Today at Build 2015 Microsoft introduced Windows Store for Business. The idea behind Windows Store for Business is to make things easier for employers. With this they are able to customize the apps that their employees see, making more relevant apps show in search results.
During today's Build 2015 keynote address, Microsoft has revealed more about its plans to offer new APIs for Office, which will allow third-party developers to create apps and add-ins for Office applications. The company revealed some of those plans earlier this week when they posted their full Build 2015 panel schedule.
Microsoft has announced two new services for developers building products on Azure. The new SQL Warehouse service makes it easy to aggregate and store petabytes worth of data. The service makes it easy to visualize your data, as well as search through it. It also features integration with Hadoop and more, and can use machine learning to create predictive models.
Microsoft India is likely to launch the Lumia 430 in India at a closed event scheduled for tomorrow in New Delhi. The tagline - The new benchmark in affordable smartphones in India – suggests the Lumia 430, the most affordable Lumia device by Microsoft, announced in March earlier this year.
Starting at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GST, Microsoft will be taking the stage for an expected two hours to talk about the future of Windows, Xbox, Windows Phone, HoloLens and more.
Yes folks, Build 2015 in San Francisco, California is getting ready to kickoff. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and others are all on hand to show us what they have been working on and what is to come in 2015 and 2016.
Last week we learned of Microsoft's plans to rebrand one of the Nokia Store locations in the Eldorado Mall found in São Paulo, Brazil; and the store is now open. The Brazilian Windows Phone site Windows Phone Doctor went over to check out the re-launch and sent in some pictures.
Microsoft will be cracking down on web banner ads that are designed to be misleading and could deliver malicious software or content in the near future. The company has updated its unwanted software evaluation criteria, and will start enforcing those changes on June 1 via the SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer.
Metro 2033 is a Windows Phone strategy game based on the Dmitry Glukhovsky's novel Metro 2033. The story behind the game places you in a post-apocalyptic world where global powers have unleashed their nuclear weapons, forcing thousands underground to survive.
The Windows Phone game has you gathering resources to survive, rebuilding communities and battling mutants throughout the metro system. Metro 2033 Wars is available for low-memory devices and has over 170 metro stations to explore and over 70 missions available to tackle. First impressions of Metro 2033 Wars are nice but the game may be better suited for longer gaming sessions than shorter bits.
Shovel Knight, the old-school 2D platforming game is now available for the Xbox One.
Shovel Knight was released last year and was only available for the PC, Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. With the title now available on the Xbox One, players on the new console will be able to enjoy the classic action adventure game in an 8-bit experience.
The Wireless Display app is now available for preview members on the Xbox One. This new app allows you to project your device's screen to the Xbox One via Miracast. However, the only way for preview members to download the app they must complete the "Extend Your Screen" quest in the Preview Dashboard app.
"Why don't Windows phones have front facing cameras?"
This was the question posed by my 14-year-old niece from the back seat of the car on Easter Sunday. She will soon be the recipient of a Lumia 635 Windows Phone. Good news right? Well, kind of. The device will be passed down to her from my nephew, her 18-year-old brother who after a second brief stint with Windows Phone has returned to team iPhone. So much for family loyalty.
He does leave these parting sentiments in praise of the Windows Phone UI, however. Windows Phone is fast, smooth and never hangs. Yet, he refuses to hang around. So why no selfies with the Lumia 635 for my teenage niece and all those selfie loving types? Well, what happened was...
VLC has been updated once again, with the media player sporting a series of UI fixes. Connecting to Last.FM is easier, and those on devices with on-screen navigation buttons like the Lumia 735 will not see back buttons within the app. Previously, VLC crashed when a particular file was not found, an issue that has been rectified in the latest update.
Having made a name for itself on Android, iOS and the web, wildly popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now officially part of the Windows Phone stable.
I'll confess something. I listen to a lot of podcasts, but I nearly always avoid using my Windows Phone to do so. Why? Because I've used and enjoyed Pocket Casts on other platforms so much over the years that I could never feel as comfortable with something else. And there are some good apps to choose from.
Now, Shifty Jelly, has brought it to Windows Phone for the first time. It was teased a short time ago but as of today it has officially launched in the Windows Phone Store. And it's a good 'un.