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Microsoft's RoomAlive Toolkit will help make a unique space A step close to the holodeck

Microsoft's RoomAlive Toolkit will help make a unique space

Microsoft has launched its RoomAlive Toolkit for developers, which will allow them to create a space where people can interact with content projected on walls. The toolkit is an extension of the previously-announced IllumiRoom and RoomAlive projects from Microsoft Research. The RoomAlive Toolkit is now available as an open source program on GitHub. It has been made to work with...

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Android and iOS app creators could test out Windows 10 tools Coming this summer

Android and iOS app creators could test out Windows 10 tools

Microsoft's newly announced Windows 10 compilers for Android and iOS apps have some very interesting code names, as do the tools for turning Windows desktop apps and web apps into ones that can work under the company's universal app plans for Windows 10. Microsoft's umbrella name for these tools is the Universal Windows Platform Bridges. The Android version has the code name "Project...

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Carrier billing for apps coming for all Windows 10 devices More money for devellopers

Carrier billing for apps coming for all Windows 10 devices

During today's Build 2015 keynote address, Microsoft announced that it will support carrier billing for Windows 10 apps across all devices, not just for Windows 10 for phones. Microsoft launched carrier billing for Windows Phone 8.1 devices several months ago, but this expansion for all Windows 10 devices should generate more money for developers. Microsoft said that it has signed up...

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Microsoft announces new Azure data services for developers New features for developers

Microsoft announces new Azure data services for developers

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. The Azure Data Lake...

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College interns have made apps from Microsoft Garage The next generation of app makers

College interns have made apps from Microsoft Garage

The Microsoft Garage program has released a number of apps for Windows Phone, Android and other platforms. Many of them are the work of college students who have worked with the company as part of the Microsoft Foundry program. Microsoft says that 65 students are picked to attend the Foundry programs, which are held in the company's offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Vancouver,...

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