Microsoft Updates App Studio Beta

Microsoft Updates App Studio Beta

It would appear that Microsoft is back to updating the Windows App Studio monthly, now that they can focus on Windows 10 after abandoning Windows 8.1 users and developers. Today, Microsoft updated the App Studio to include WordPress, Related Content, and Microsoft Advertising. Let me break this down for you just a bit.

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I Tried HoloLens and it was Amazing

I Tried HoloLens and it was Amazing

Remember back in January when Microsoft first announced HoloLens? We saw the demo on the live stream and it was amazing. Journalists got to try it and they said it was amazing. Then came Build. Now, HoloLens was a lot smaller and it wasn’t tethered to a machine. Journalists that got to try it didn’t think it was so amazing anymore. The field of view was compared to looking through a mail slot. Since then, I…

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Xamarin is Offering Free Subscriptions to Windows Phone Developers

Xamarin is Offering Free Subscriptions to Windows Phone Developers

Xamarin is offering free subscriptions to published Windows Phone developers, as long as you sign up before August 31. Normally, a Xamarin subscription could cost $99 per year. If you’re unfamiliar with Xamarin, it’s the service that allows developers to write an app in C# and create an app for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. It’s a pretty nifty tool for developers, especially independent developers that don’t want to have to write three apps, one…

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Microsoft is Open Sourcing Windows Bridge for iOS

Microsoft is Open Sourcing Windows Bridge for iOS

While the Windows 10 launch has come and gone, there is still much to be desired. For one thing, we’re still waiting for the various bridges that Microsoft announced, such as the Windows Bridge for iOS, also known as Project Islandwood. While Project Islandwood won’t be officially available until the Fall, Microsoft is throwing the code up on Github. In a related article, Microsoft made it clear that this is not about porting iOS apps….

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Tail Call bug Discovered in .NET 4.6

Tail Call bug Discovered in .NET 4.6

If you have begun using Visual Studio .NET 2015 you might want to hold off.  There is a serious bug that was discovered in .NET Framework 4.6 64 Bit optimizer that affects the last parameter that is placed in the tail call of functions.  This bug is simply being referred to the tail call bug (https://github.com/dotnet/coreclr/issues/1296). To understand what this bug is you need to know a few things about tail calls and how compilers…

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Could C# be the one language to rule them all?

Could C# be the one language to rule them all?

Being a developer, it is important to continue to learn about new languages as you are being asked to create solutions for multiple platforms.  The reason why we have so many languages is because on a hardware level each CPU uses a different assembly language to run their instructions.  Due to this fact not every language is able to run on every platform.  For this to work you would need to have multiple companies that are…

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Windows 10 Universal Apps can be Submitted on July 29

Windows 10 Universal Apps can be Submitted on July 29

I had a feeling this was the case. In fact, had I known it would be a story, I would have published this a few days ago. Microsoft will begin allowing developers to submit universal apps to the Windows 10 Store on July 29. I suppose it’s because they want to make sure there are absolutely no universal apps when Windows 10 launches. It seemed obvious because when Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 on Monday,…

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Microsoft Makes Visual Studio 2015 a Kept Woman

Microsoft Makes Visual Studio 2015 a Kept Woman

Visual Studio 2015 is now available! That is all. Just kidding. I was right smack in the middle of installing Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate when I heard the news. When I went into my Visual Studio account to download Visual Studio 2015, I saw a disappointing message. As it turns out, developers will not be able to develop Windows Universal apps on Visual Studio 2015 until July 29 when Windows 10 is released. If you…

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Let Microsoft See if you have a Twin

Let Microsoft See if you have a Twin

By Rich W Woods Remember how-old.net? The web app that Microsoft created to guess your age that became a viral sensation? Well, Microsoft is looking for a second round. This one is twinsornot.net. The idea is that you upload a selfie of yourself and someone else and Microsoft will tell you how much you look alike. As you can see, I look 24% like Justin Bieber.

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Joe Belfiore’s T-Shirt at Build Explained!

Joe Belfiore’s T-Shirt at Build Explained!

By Rich W Woods During the Build 2015 Day One keynote, you might have noticed that Joe Belfiore was wearing an interesting keynote. He even made reference to it during the keynote, suggesting that there was something to decode in there. The t-shirt was in binary, meaning that it was a combination of ones and zeroes that makes up the Windows logo. Kévin Gosse was the developer to decode the message. Have a look:

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