Let’s get the Windows 8.1 party started

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The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. I’ve spent the last 48 hours or so at the Moscone Center. After the past 45 days, I bet the staff there could crank out some code on their own. As I watched our keynotes and attended sessions, it struck me that within the past 45 days more than 15,000 developers from all … Read more »

Time Warner Cable headed to Xbox 360 later this summer

Today, Microsoft announced a new partnership with Time Warner Cable that will see the TWC TV app coming to Xbox 360 later this summer. Time Warner Cable subscribers with an Xbox Live Gold membership will be able to watch up to 300 live TV channels right from their Xbox 360 — including favorites like AMC, BBC World News, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, HGTV and more. And … Read more »

Weekend Reading: June 28th Edition—Microsoft showcases developer opportunity for Windows platform at Build 2013

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, the Build 2013 conference showed off the Windows 8.1 Preview and a bevy of other major developments, TechEd Europe continued the momentum of Microsoft’s cloud progress and a new strategic partnership emerged with Oracle. Microsoft’s Build 2013 conference in San Francisco delivers a deluge of previews. Build 2013 opened Wednesday to a packed house of 6,000 developers and IT professionals and gave them a … Read more »

Build 2013 Day Two recap: Windows Azure Mobile Service & Windows Azure Web Sites now available, new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps and more

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At Day Two of the Build 2013 conference in San Francisco, Microsoft showed the thousands of developers in attendance (and thousands more online) the opportunity for creating new apps and services on the Windows platform. Server and Tools Business President Satya Nadella and Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform Evangelism Steve Guggenheimer both delivered keynotes focused on how commonality across the Windows platform enables developers of all types to build … Read more »

Streaming live: Build Day 2 keynote

The Build 2013 keynote begins at 9 a.m. PT today and can be viewed over on Channel 9. Build 2013, kicked off Wednesday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and continues through June 28. There Microsoft will share the latest updates and talk about what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and more. Build will showcase how developers can take advantage of the future of Windows, … Read more »

Build day one news recap: Windows 8.1 Preview, new Bing apps, Sprint’s new Windows Phone 8 devices and more

Microsoft’s Build conference for developers kicked off in San Francisco today, and this morning’s keynote was packed with major news announcements from execs Steve Ballmer, Julie Larson-Green and Antoine Leblond. Here’s a recap: You can now download a free public preview of Windows 8.1 and get a sneak peek at the latest features and enhancements coming later this year, including the return of the Start button, the ability to boot … Read more »

3D printing with Windows

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The following is a post from Shanen Boettcher, General Manager of the Startup Business Group at Microsoft. Remember when we said there’d be a PC on every desktop? How about this — a factory on every desktop! Today, we announced that the Windows 8.1 update will have built-in support for 3D printing. Making a 3D object on your PC will be as easy as writing a document in Word and … Read more »

Get a first-hand look at the Windows 8.1 Preview today!

Today, Microsoft announced at Build 2013 that the Windows 8.1 Preview is here. Some of the new features you’ll find in the Windows 8.1 preview include two new tile sizes (large and small) and the ability to sync customizations, apps and files across all your Windows 8.1 devices. In other words, if you change your Start screen, install new apps, pin new apps to your Start screen on one PC … Read more »

Sprint announces two new Windows Phone 8 devices coming this summer: The HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo

Sprint customers will finally be able to get their hands on a Windows Phone 8 device later this summer. The carrier announced today that the HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo will be the first two Windows Phone 8 models available on its 4G LTE network. The HTC 8XT (shown above) offers an 8-megapixel camera loaded with features, plus excellent sound thanks to its dual built-in microphones, Beats Audio … Read more »

Watch the Build 2013 keynote at 9 a.m. PT today

The Build 2013 keynote will begin at 9 a.m. PT today and can be viewed over on Channel 9. Build 2013, which takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco starting today until June 28, is where we’ll share the latest updates and talk about what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and more. Build will showcase how developers can take advantage of the future of … Read more »