March, 2013

  • Windows Store for developers

    At GDC, game developers reveal early success on Windows 8

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    This week is the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. While we’re excited about all of the new titles coming to the Windows Store , what’s most interesting for app builders are the new ways to reach the millions of Windows 8 customers and make the biggest return on your investment. Back in November we talked with Halfbrick Studios, Arkadium, and Oceanhouse Media about their experiences developing games for Windows 8.   This week at GDC, Halfbrick shared more about their success on...
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    Twitter for Windows 8 now available in the Windows Store

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    Twitter for Windows 8 is now available in the Windows Store . This app takes advantage of the unique Windows 8 experience (snapped view, live tiles, notifications, and charms) while retaining the look, feel, and functionality that customers have come to expect when using the Twitter service. Learn more at the Windows Experience Blog , where Brandon LeBlanc talks about some of the app's great features, with a video demonstration of the app. --Ben Thompson, Partner Marketing Manager
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    Mark your calendars: Build 2013 will be June 26-28 in San Francisco

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    Today we announced that our next developer conference, Build 2013, is taking place June 26-28, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Save the date and mark your calendar for the opening of registration next week, at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 2 at www.buildwindows.com . At Build, we’ll share updates and talk about what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and more. Build is the path to creating and implementing your great ideas, and then differentiating them in...
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    Delivering access to knowledge: Wikipedia

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    Wikipedia needs no introduction: it’s the largest encyclopedia in the world, built by users, and has become a truly indispensable resource. With users all around the world, one of their primary goals is to make it as easy to access information from any type of device, from small mobile screens to full-sized laptops and desktop computers. Building the Wikipedia app for Windows 8 helps to accomplish this: it scales gracefully across devices and has been already been downloaded over a million times...
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