In what can only be seen as an about face for Microsoft, the company has announced that it will offer cash incentives for product development. In a web campaign entitled “Keep the cash”, Microsoft is offering developers a cash incentive to develop applications for Windows 8. On the page, some of the copy reads: Now,...

Why build what you can buy, right? That seems to be the prevalant philosophy for many of day’s bigger corporations. Can’t say I blame them. By going done this right, a group of individuals have already done the hard work and laid the groundwork for future success. It is easier for companies like Microsoft to then just...

The war over ecosystems is widely reported on with Facebook squaring off against Google, Google in combat with Apple, Microsoft at war with Google and so on.  Ecosystems are the complementary sets of services and hardware that vendors provide to “lock in” users and make them cringe at the thought of moving to another...

Enterprise acceptance is critical for Windows 8. App development on the Windows 8 platform by enterprise applications giants like SAP, Salesforce and Oracle would in no small measure, help Windows 8 deployments in many industries. We look today at two firms with so far, very different approaches to Windows 8, namely...

Amazon Web Services moving in on Azure territory. Earlier today Onuora pointed out that Microsoft has been having a pretty hard last few weeks, one of the subjects he pointed to was that Google is cutting off support for Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync Protocol and has also affirmed they won’t make Windows 8/RT apps of...

You might remember reading recently about the Windows RT game developer who had a bit of a fit in regards to how their app was doing, saying that it wasn’t getting enough exposure and had only made around $83. Microsoft shortly after jumped in and offered to help, and the developer apologized. You have to wonder...

When it comes to Windows 8 apps, there is really only one way to get the job done, a PC and some development tools. At least that was the only way, but things change and Microsoft has now released a second solution. The new method is the use of a browser-based TouchDevelop app. This web app is an offshoot of the...