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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 16225 SDK preview for developers

Microsoft has released a brand new build of the Windows 10 SDK for developers with new API changes and bug fixes.


Microsoft's Office apps for Android, iOS include surprising ties to Windows API

Microsoft's Office apps for Android and iOS could be called "Windows-based," after some recent findings.


Microsoft makes it easier for organizations to find and distribute Office apps and add-ins

Today at the Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft detailed new features for Office that will make it easier for organizations and IT administrators to locate and deliver relevant applications and add-ins to their users.


Microsoft announces new Teams collaboration features at Build 2017

Today, at its annual Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced a handful of updates to the Teams enterprise collaboration developer platform, which will bring new features to Teams in the future.


Microsoft expands Outlook 'Actionable Messages' availability

Microsoft’s cool “Actionable Messages” feature in its Outlook mail client lets users respond or react to to-do items or tasks in email messages without leaving Outlook. Today, the company made the feature available to additional Office users.


Take the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey and find out who you'd be in a sci-fi developer universe!

We are excited to announce that the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile, has just been launched. Take the survey and you could win a great prize!


Best Windows 10 Apps for Developers

Developing is hard, but thankfully there are tools and apps that can help. Here are six of the best Windows 10 apps for coders.


Channel 9 app for Windows 10 receives a UWP overhaul

Although the official Channel 9 app has been seemingly abandoned in recent months, today's update overhauls the app alongside a transition to the Universal Windows Platform.


Fifth Visual Studio '15' preview has lots of performance improvements for developers

Microsoft has released the fifth preview version of Visual Studio "15," the code name for the next edition of the company's development tools. This new build offers, among other things, a bunch of performance improvements.


Microsoft's third annual Connect(); developer event to be held on Nov. 16-17

Microsoft has announced the dates for its third annual Connect(); developer event. It will be held on November 16-17, and its sessions will be live streamed from New York City.


Today is the deadline for age ratings to be added to current Windows Store apps

Today, September 30, is the deadline that Microsoft has announced for age ratings to be included in all apps in the Windows Store. Any app that does not have an approved age rating risks being removed from the store after today.


You can start making Windows 10 UWP games for $7 with this Humble Bundle deal

The latest Humble Bundle collection of software under its "pay what you want" model is for Clickteam Fusion, which offers tools for anyone to make games. The bundle deal includes the Windows 10 UWP export module for people who pay $7 or more.


Microsoft's Desktop App Converter tool can now be downloaded from the Windows Store

Microsoft has announced that its Desktop App Converter tool, which turns standard Windows desktop applications into Windows 10 apps, is now available directly from the Windows Store.


Make Windows 10 UWP games for just $15 with the latest Humble Bundle deal

The latest Humble Bundle collection of software under its "pay what you want" model is for GameMaker, which offers tools for anyone to make games. The bundle deal includes the Windows 10 UWP export module for GameMaker for people who pay $15 or more.


Microsoft is purging a lot of low quality apps from the Windows Store

Microsoft is sending emails to some Windows Store developers informing them that their apps have been removed from the Store for violating its quality standards.


Windows Store apps with no age ratings will be removed by Microsoft after Sept. 30

Microsoft is sending emails to Windows Store publishers that don't have age ratings for their apps. Microsoft says those apps will be removed from the Windows Store after Sept. 30 unless they get updated with approved age ratings.


App Dev on Xbox event now live to teach developers how to publish apps for Xbox One

Microsoft's App Dev on Xbox online event is now live, which is designed to teach developers how to bring their Windows 10 UWP apps to the Xbox One.


AppStretch Plus offers new options for developers to crowdfund app features

AdDuplex has announced AppStretch Plus, a new premium version of its AppStretch service that allows developers to add new features to their apps via crowdfunding


Microsoft adds more Windows Store publishing features for app developers

Microsoft is rolling out new Dev Center features for Windows 10 app developers, offering them more options when releasing their apps in the Windows Store.


All Windows 10 developers can now submit UWP apps for publishing to the Xbox Store

Microsoft has announced that developers who are creating apps for the Xbox One can now submit them to the Xbox Store for publishing to the millions of owners of the console.


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