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  • Blog Post: Change the World with Kinect for Windows Coming in February

    Microsoft announced that new Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying software will be available on February 1. The announcement was made at Starting February 1, 2012: Use the Power of Kinect for Windows to Change the World . Kinect for Windows will be available in 12 countries (United States...
  • Blog Post: Fourth Preview for IE10 Delivers Faster Rendering

    An updated platform preview of IE10 for the Windows Developer Preview is now available for download . This IE10 preview adds even more support for HTML5 technologies, enabling richer Web applications with significantly improved performance. IE10’s hardware acceleration of technologies like SVG...
  • Blog Post: Guidance for HTML5 Web Development for Modern Browsers Shown in Project Silk

    Project Silk provides guidance for building maintainable cross-browser web applications that are characterized by an intentional design, rich interactivity, and a responsive user interface (UI), resulting in an immersive and engaging user experience (UX). Such applications take advantage of the latest...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 RC Available for Download

    The release candidate for Silverlight 5 is now available to developers on the Silverlight developer site. You can get the release itself and additional details on Silverlight Downloads . About Silverlight 5 Silverlight delivers the richest set of capabilities available to developers today through...
  • Blog Post: MSR Shows KinectFusion With Real-Time 3D Models

    Microsoft Research showed high-quality 3D models being created from a moving Kinect sensor at at SIGGRAPH . Engadget called it “ jaw dropping ”. The videos show how you can scan a whole room and its contents within seconds. As you move around objects are revealed they are fused into a...
  • Blog Post: Touch-Enable Your App for Windows, Surface with New SDK

    You can target both Microsoft Surface Hardware and Windows 7 Touch enabled PCs with a single SDK. The Surface teams calls this feature “Write once - touch anywhere”. The same binary can be used in both types of hardware. The Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK allows you to target Microsoft Surface...
  • Blog Post: How to Build Complex User Interfaces with jQuery UI

    Ralph Whitbeck, senior Web application engineer at BrandLogic, show how to build complex user interfaces using jQuery UI . It’s a sister project of jQuery that provides abstractions for low-level interactions and animations, advanced effects and high-level, themeable widgets, all built on top of...
  • Blog Post: Video Shows New Windows 8 Features

    This week, Microsoft demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time. Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens...
  • Blog Post: How to Make Silverlight Applications Accessible

    A new Silverlight Quickstart provides you with the steps to take to make your application Accessible. You can make your application open for those with disabilities or impairments, including limitations in mobility, vision, color perception, hearing, speech, cognition, and literacy. Some applications...
  • Blog Post: Get Early User Feedback for Your Windows Phone Application

    Mobile App Match aims to bring together the people who build Windows Phone apps with the people who use them. You can post your apps or video demonstrations so that users can give you feedback before the first Windows Phone 7 devices even ship. Users can also submit app ideas for developers to build...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 User Interface Guide Includes Templates, Behaviors

    Design Resources for developers and designers to help you build beautiful apps on Windows Phone 7 has been updated for the Windows Phone Developer Tools in beta and Windows Phone 7 in technical preview . The UI Design and Interaction Guide for Windows Phone 7 v2.0 has been updated for beta. With additional...
  • Blog Post: User Experience Kit Released at SXSW

    A user experience toolkit was released at at SXSW . The Microsoft User Experience Kit is targeted at technical and creative leads who want to better understand the tools, technologies, and scenarios that span Microsoft’s User Experience ecosystem. Key topics range from “Building Immersive Multi-channel...
  • Blog Post: Explore 3D World with Photosynth

    ISVs looking for new and interesting ways of exploring information may want to look at Photosynth . Photosynth creates an amazing new experience with nothing more than a bunch of photos. Creating a synth allows you to share the places and things you love using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control...
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