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  • Blog Post: Target Multiple Various Clients, Use Same Project for Business Logic with Visual Studio PCL

    So you want to use the same code base and target different user experiences? For example, say you want to use the same business logic to access data in Windows 8, Windows Phone, and your Silverlight or XBox applications. (Or maybe even Android and iPhone using Mono.) In the past, this has meant different...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Kinect SDK Due This Spring

    Since Kinect launched in November 2010, enthusiasts have been exploring the potential of Kinect in a number of unexpected, nongaming scenarios. Today at MIX, Microsoft detailed some of the features in the Kinect for Windows Beta SDK from Microsoft Research coming in the spring, including the following...
  • Blog Post: Get Started -- New Free Game Development Tutorial on App Hub

    A new game development tutorial is now available on App Hub. Online. Plaintext Searchable Code. Lessons for Design, Art, and Programming. Everything You Need, Free. From the makers of the “XNA Game Studio Beginner’s Guide” DVD’s, the next evolution of Game Development training...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: AppHub Now Open for Your Windows Phone 7, XBox Apps

    App Hub is the new single destination for both Windows Phone and Xbox Live indie developers. The Windows Phone 7 app submission process on App Hub is now open to all registered Windows Phone Marketplace developers. Please take full advantage of your Marketplace developer account by submitting your Windows...
  • Blog Post: New Video: 17 Xbox LIVE Games for Windows Phone in 90 Seconds

    Yesterday at gamescom 2010 Microsoft premiered the first wave of Xbox LIVE games launching on Windows Phone 7 this holiday. Here’s a preview of 17 games on Channel 9 Max & The Magic Marker Flight Control Game Chest Guitar Hero 5 Bubble Town 2 Bejeweled Live GeoDefense O.M.G. Toy Story Mania Ilomilo...
  • Blog Post: Games: Silverlight 4 XNA Platform Game Level Editor for Windows Phone 7

    Games are a big business opportunity for developers across personal computers, consoles and mobile devices.  The good news is that XNA Game Studio 4.0 is supported across multiple platforms. XNA Game Studio 4.0 is developed by Microsoft to help ease game development across Windows, Xbox360 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Controller-Free Game Device Named ‘Kinect for Xbox 360’

    Microsoft today unveiled Kinect for Xbox 360, a controller-free gaming device that Microsoft is positioning as an entirely new way to experience entertainment in the living room. Previously code-named “Project Natal,” the Kinect label was released before the start of the Electronic Entertainment...
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