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30 to Launch–Coming to a Device Near You
Be Part of the World’s Largest Opportunity for App Developers. With 525 million Windows 7 licenses sold, millions of people await Windows 8 apps. Create a Windows 8 app in 30 days and then attend a Microsoft App Excellence Lab to get your app ready for the Windows Store. If your app meets our...
22 May 2012
Kinect for Windows Ships for Commercial Use – How to Get Started on Kinect for Windows
Kinect for Windows consists of the Kinect for Windows hardware and Kinect for Windows SDK, which supports applications built with C++, C#, or Visual Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. The newly release Kinect for Windows SDK version 1 offers improved skeletal tracking, enhanced speech recognition...
2 Feb 2012
Nokia, HTC Announce New Windows Phones at CES
New Windows Phones were announced jointly by Microsoft and partners at CES according to That’s a Wrap: Microsoft 2012 CES Keynote Recap by Frank X. Shaw, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Corporate Communications. He writes, “Wednesday, Jan. 11, T-Mobile customers in the United States...
11 Jan 2012
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...
10 Jan 2012
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...
19 Jul 2011
Ballmer, Partners Celebrate 400 Million PCs Running Windows 7
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today thanked partners at Microsoft Corp.’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) for helping make Windows 7 the fastest-selling operating system in history and indicated that with future versions in development, partners can be confident in their bets on Windows...
11 Jul 2011
How To Add Windows 7 Jump Lists, Site Branding to Your Web Applications
When your user drags your Web page to their Windows 7 taskbar, desktop, or start menu, Windows creates a shortcut to that Website and can expose additional functionality (like tasks in a jumplist). The feature, called Pinned Sites , lets your Web application acts and feels like an installed Windows application...
14 May 2011
US Offer: Verify Your App Is Compatible in Microsoft Platform Ready, Get Microsoft Office Pro
Verify your application compatible in Microsoft Platform Ready with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Express, SQL Server 2008 R2 or Windows Azure between today and May 31, 2011 to receive a free copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2010. In a few steps, you verify your...
25 Apr 2011
Springboard Series Tour Brings Answers for IT Pros
ISVs often ask me about how they can improve their data center and internal practices. The Springboard Series Tour is back to help answer those questions. This 6 city tour brings the top product teams from Microsoft to you. We understand the questions and issues that IT Pros deal with every day...
10 Apr 2011
ISV Video: Windows 7 Slates Show Off ‘Thumb-driven Workflow’
Blue Dot’s Advanced Mobile Work Management & Inspections Slate Edition is an intuitive, finger-friendly mobile Line of Business (LOB) solution specifically designed for Windows 7 powered Slates and Tablet devices. Randy Starr, VP Technology at Blue Dot Solutions , talks with me and demos the...
28 Mar 2011
Try Out Internet Explorer 9, Compete in HTML 5 Contest
Windows Internet Explorer 9 is now available in 39 languages across the world. This is our ninth and final release of IE9 in less than a year – and we can’t wait for you to download and experience it. To take advantage of the new features in IE9, see How to Get Started with HTML 5 . ...
19 Mar 2011
Internet Explorer 9 Launches Today at SXSW
The Web is about to get more immersive with Internet Explorer 9 . Along with designers and developers from around the world, Internet Explorer 9 delivers a more beautiful Web for Windows. Join the IE 9 Launch today Live from SXSW at 5:30 Pacific (7:30 Central). Download IE 9 today at 9 pm Pacific...
14 Mar 2011
IE 9 Ships at SXSW
The final version of Internet Explorer 9 will be available for download March 14 beginning at 9 p.m. Pacific. The announcement was made on A More Beautiful Web Launches on March 14th . Key new features for IE 9 is its integration with Windows 7. Windows Internet Explorer 9 introduces pinned sites...
10 Mar 2011
Build Native Apps in Silverlight with Sensors, Speech, Taskbar, Touch
Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) is a toolkit gives Silverlight developers access to cool Windows 7 features like sensors, speech recognition, portable devices, Windows 7 taskbar etc. from within their applications. The latest version adds support for full Windows 7 touch including...
7 Mar 2011
Identity Training Kit and Course Updated for AppFabric, Windows 7 SP1
The latest update for the Identity Training Kit and Course include refactoring instructions to match the look and feel of the newest Windows Azure AppFabric portal and for Windows 7 SP1 . The February 2011 release of the Identity Developer Training Kit contains hands-on labs and resources. The identity...
1 Mar 2011
Pinned Sites Boost Website Use in IE9
The new Site Pinning feature in Internet Explorer 9 lets users add a shortcut to a site from any page of their own to sit on their Windows 7 task bar. In addition your site can add interactivity, like putting site-specific notifications, navigation in the Windows 7 jump list, and information in contextual...
15 Feb 2011
Support Touch in Your Windows 7 Application
A new video in MSDEV shows how you can build support for Windows 7 Touch and Multitouch in your applications. The video, How Do I: Use Multitouch in a Windows 7 Application? , demonstrates how you can create a Multitouch application for Windows 7. The sample demonstrates a simple WPF photo viewing...
15 Feb 2011
Create Jump Lists, Thumbnails, Progress Bar Icon, Overlay Icon for Windows 7
A new MSDEV video series shows you how to add jump lists, thumbnails, progress bar icon, and overlay icons in a series of short videos. How Do I: Create an Overlay Icon in a Windows 7 Application? This video demonstrates a way to create overlay icon for Windows 7 application. The sample demonstrates...
14 Feb 2011
Videos Show How You Can Enhance Your Web Applications on Internet Explorer 9
Developers can take advantage of the new features offered in Internet Explorer 9. MSDEV has created a 15-minute video that show you can light up your Website in Windows 7 with just a few lines of metadata that is compatible with other browsers. You can pin your site, create jump lists, and add items...
14 Feb 2011
Service Pack for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 Delivered
Microsoft have released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to OEMs. On February 16, both will be available to current customers of the Windows Volume Licensing program and subscribers to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet. On February 22, both will be available to all...
10 Feb 2011
Latest Windows 7 “How Do I” videos series now live!
Increase your productivity and knowledge of Windows 7 with the help of the latest series of Windows 7 “How Do I?” videos. These short 10- to 15-minute videos focus on specific tasks and show you how to accomplish them step-by-step. Check back often or subscribe to the RSS feed to be notified when...
31 Jan 2011
Ballmer Delivers Keynote to CES Tonight
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, will deliver our annual opening keynote at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tonight at 6:30 PM Pacific Time. We invite you to watch the keynote via our webcast on the Microsoft News Center or on the Microsoft Facebook page . 2010 was a very exciting year...
5 Jan 2011
Silverlight Out of Browser Kit Allows Cool Windows 7 Features
Now is the time to get acquainted with Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) , a new and evolving toolkit that enables Silverlight 4 out-of-browser applications to interact deeply with Windows 7 and leverage it in your Silverlight + Windows 7 customer scenarios. The toolkit contains a...
14 Dec 2010
No-Cost, Online Test Tool Now Available Through Microsoft Platform Ready
We've made application testing simpler and faster with a new, no-cost, online test tool available through Microsoft Platform Ready for the following technologies: Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Windows Azure Platform Microsoft Dynamics 2011 Microsoft Exchange Server 2010...
26 Nov 2010
How to Set Up Your SharePoint Development Computer on Windows 7
My colleague Mithun Dhar has put together a blog post about how to setup your SharePoint developer environment on a Windows 7 computer. One of the biggest advantages of SharePoint 2010 is that you can run it on Windows 7. In his blog post, SharePoint 2010–Everything you need to know , he walks...
16 Nov 2010
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