Microsoft announced Chaseable Live Tiles here at Build 2016 today. The new option for developers gives a smarter Live Tile ability where the story listed on the Live Tile is the first story in the app itself. In other words, the Live Tile and ordering of stories or targets within the app will all be synced together. The feature is a rather simple addition but delivers a consistent...
This week Microsoft's Windows chief shared information about Microsoft's phone position that many readers viewed out of context. In this fast paced world where information is propelled at us at a dizzying rate maintaining a grasp of the broader context of a narrative can be challenging.
In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to activate the new Dev Mode on your Xbox One to help you test your new apps for the game console. In addition, we show you the steps to deactivate the developer mode when it's no longer needed.
During an interview at Build 2016, Microsoft's Xbox head Phil Spencer seemed to offer a gentle slam of the rumors that Sony is planning to release "PlayStation 4.5" with updated graphics hardware. Spencer stated, ""I’m not a big fan of Xbox One and a half."
Microsoft has just announced a new developer features that are coming to Windows 10 and Mobile with the Anniversary release later this summer. In short, notifications are going to get a lot more feature-rich later this summer with bigger images, more options, more information, and just a more immersive experience. The features were revealed in the session titled 'What's New for Tiles...
Universal dismissing of notifications across Windows 10 devices (and even Android) is coming in a future release of Windows 10 and Mobile. Details about the feature and how it works were announced at Build today during a developer sessions.
Microsoft announced a bunch of improvements for its Dev Center to help Windows Store app publishers. Among the additions is a new Dev Center Insider Program to give publishers a chance to test and provide feedback on upcoming Dev Center updates.
Microsoft has revealed that a number of Windows 10 apps made for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) will be coming to the Xbox One later this year. That includes NASCAR, Dailymotion, Nickelodeon and Hulu, the latter of which already has a Xbox One app.
Microsoft demoed another use of its HoloLens augmented reality headset during Build 2016. It showed how a Caterpillar sales catalog, viewed via the HoloLens, can bring a 2D picture of a front loader out into a full sized 3D model that can be viewed from any angle.
During Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference, the company revealed that there are now 1.2 billion users worldwide that use some kind of Office product or service. Microsoft also said there are now 60 million Office 365 commercial customers and that it has seen 340 million downloads of Office Mobile apps
Microsoft used the majority of its Day 2 keynote address at Build 2016 to talk about its Azure cloud computing division, including some demos that show how Azure is used to develop and update the mobile game The Walking Dead: No Man's Land and the web browser space MMO Age of Ascent.
Last night, we got to experience the latest version of the HoloLens hardware and software experience. Here are my thoughts on what changed since the last time and why things are getting much better for holographic computing.