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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...

Joseph Keller 8
Devs, responding to reviews boosts your ratings Developers developers developers!

Devs, responding to reviews boosts your ratings

A month ago Microsoft gave Windows Phone developers the ability to respond to Store reviews. This was a new feature welcomed by the developer community as it gave them a way to address misinformed reviews or customer complaints. Now a month later, Microsoft has shared some details on the success of the program so far. For example, most developers see an average star rating increase of +...

Sam Sabri 73
Windows Phone a target of more than 1/4 of app developers, despite market share

Windows Phone a target of more than 1/4 of app developers, despite market share

It's not easy to make it as an app developer. That's the key takeaway from the latest State of the Developer Nation report from Vision Mobile, pulling together data from more than 10,000 mobile developers (including some of you) across 137 countries. With that many developers they were able to get a broad view of what's popular and (more importantly) what's successful in making great...

Derek Kessler 102
Developers: Here's how to give users the option for a Transparent Live Tile (Updated)

Developers: Here's how to give users the option for a Transparent Live Tile (Updated)

Starting with Windows Phone 8.1 users can select a background wallpaper for their Start screen. The trick only works with apps that have a transparent Live Tile, which has resulted in a massive push by fans for more apps with those see-through Tiles. But like all things in life, sometimes it goes too far. For instance, many people have – rightly – complained that they liked those '...

Daniel Rubino 111