Visual studio http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12347/more en Universal Apps to Bind Windows, Phone and Xbox One http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/universal-apps-bind-windows-phone-and-xbox-one <div class="field-deck"> They're the same underlying platform </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's announcement this week about a new universal apps infrastructure for Windows and Windows Phone—and, soon, Xbox One as well—goes a long way towards integrating these platforms for both developers and users. Here's what's happening.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/universal-apps-bind-windows-phone-and-xbox-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/universal-apps-bind-windows-phone-and-xbox-one#comments Visual studio Windows 8 Windows Phone Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:35:00 +0000 37741 at http://winsupersite.com What I Expect (and Hope) to See at Build 2014 http://winsupersite.com/windows/what-i-expect-and-hope-see-build-2014 <div class="field-deck"> It's going to be a busy week </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tomorrow morning, I'll step onto a plane for the first time in a while and head off to San Francisco for a busy week of mind-melding with Microsoft at its Build 2014 conference. Here's a recap of what I expect to see at the show, plus a probably pointless list of things I'd like to see as well. Be sure to read this one carefully, as there is some new information.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows/what-i-expect-and-hope-see-build-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows/what-i-expect-and-hope-see-build-2014#comments Android iOS Mobile devices Visual studio Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows 9 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows 8 Windows Phone Windows RT Windows Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:11:00 +0000 37561 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Should Buy Xamarin http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-should-buy-xamarin <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Next week in San Francisco, Microsoft will host the latest edition of its Build conference. A lot of exciting news should come out of this show, including information about future developments related to Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One. But as developer show, Build is ideally suited—and well timed—for a long rumored event: Microsoft could be purchasing Xamarin, a firm that brings Microsoft's awesome developer technologies to rival platforms like Android and iOS.</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/xamarin-hero.jpg?1395754160" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-should-buy-xamarin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Visual studio Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:21:00 +0000 37351 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Issues Major Update to Windows Phone App Studio Beta http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/microsoft-issues-major-update-windows-phone-app-studio-beta <div class="field-deck"> Now with Windows 8 app creation, too </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week, Microsoft issued a major update to Windows Phone App Studio Beta, its web-based app builder for Windows Phone 8. And while there are many changes in this update, the big one, perhaps, is the ability to also generate a Windows 8 version of your app.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/microsoft-issues-major-update-windows-phone-app-studio-beta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/microsoft-issues-major-update-windows-phone-app-studio-beta#comments Visual studio Windows Phone 8 Windows 8 Windows Phone Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:52:00 +0000 36321 at http://winsupersite.com Windows Phone 8.1 Preview: Universal Apps http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-preview-universal-apps <div class="field-deck"> Universal apps are a lie </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the more intriguing aspects of the recent Windows Phone 8.1 leak is that this platform might support the creation of so-called Universal apps, similar to those in iOS, that run across both tablets (Windows RT 8.1 in this case) and smart phone (Windows Phone 8.1). With due deference to the game "Portal," however, I can report that Universal apps are a lie. At least from what I can tell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-preview-universal-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-preview-universal-apps#comments Visual studio Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:12:00 +0000 36061 at http://winsupersite.com Coming in April 2014: BUILD 2014 http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/coming-april-2014-build-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Time to crank up that beta engine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When you think about all the rumors about Windows Phone 8.1, the "Threshold" wave of products, and the expected changes we'll be seeing in Windows next year, the just-announced date for the developer focused BUILD 2014 conference becomes all the more exciting: It's happening in April 2014, earlier in the year than ever before. And that's great news.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/coming-april-2014-build-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/coming-april-2014-build-2014#comments Visual studio Windows 8.1 Windows 8.2 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows 8 Windows Phone Windows Server Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:39:00 +0000 34371 at http://winsupersite.com Xamarin Keeps the Cross-Platform Dream Alive http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/xamarin-keeps-cross-platform-dream-alive <div class="field-deck"> New partnership with Microsoft results in cross-platform prowess for Visual Studio </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ability to write software code once and run it anywhere has been a regular fixture of the personal computing industry, from the early days of Microsoft p-code, Sun's Java, and of course .NET. But with popular mobile app platforms like Android and iOS threatening Windows, developers face considerable hurdles porting their apps between each platform. But a new Xamarin initiative seeks to put a stop to that.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/xamarin-keeps-cross-platform-dream-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/xamarin-keeps-cross-platform-dream-alive#comments Mobile devices Visual studio Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:25:00 +0000 33301 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Takes Next Step Towards Unifying Windows RT and Windows Phone http://winsupersite.com/windows/microsoft-takes-next-step-towards-unifying-windows-rt-and-windows-phone <div class="field-deck"> Not surprisingly, it all starts with developers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When you think about the eventual unification of the Windows RT and Windows Phone platforms, a number of thoughts probably go through your mind. But such a grand vision requires smaller, more pragmatic steps, especially in the early stages. The first such step was the unification of the Store infrastructure for both platforms. And the second step was announced this week, with Microsoft now unifying the developer programs for Windows Store and Windows Phone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows/microsoft-takes-next-step-towards-unifying-windows-rt-and-windows-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows/microsoft-takes-next-step-towards-unifying-windows-rt-and-windows-phone#comments Visual studio Windows 8 Windows Phone Windows RT Windows Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:54:00 +0000 33101 at http://winsupersite.com Windows Phone App Studio Beta Updated http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-app-studio-beta-updated <div class="field-deck"> Still in beta, but now with more features </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has updated its Windows Phone App Studio Beta again, adding feedback-related new features to the web-based Windows Phone 8 app creation tool. Key among these features is support for something called "actions," that lets your app use other native apps on the phone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-app-studio-beta-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-app-studio-beta-updated#comments Visual studio Windows Phone Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:54:00 +0000 32881 at http://winsupersite.com Windows Phone App Studio Beta http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/windows-phone-app-studio-beta <div class="field-deck"> An important milestone for a unique developer tool </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's web-based App Studio for Windows Phone hit the beta milestone this week and responding to users' feature requests and suggestions. Key among these changes: SkyDrive integration, which makes it easier than ever for developers to access their own pictures from their new apps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/windows-phone-app-studio-beta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/windows-phone-app-studio-beta#comments Visual studio Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 30102 at http://winsupersite.com