We finally have the first details on the apps strategy that Microsoft has in store for Windows Core OS, which is basically a way to make Windows 10 more modern and modular in nature. Why we did not have this approach from the get go is the question of the century, but here we are. Anyway, some small trickles...

Time for Windows 8.1 users to jump ship? Don’t look now but there’s an exodus going on, one where developers are quietly abandoning one of the more popular operating systems on the planet. Windows 8.1, the fourth most used desktop OS, had a share of 4.95%. Enough to give it a user base of millions of...

Only second? This thing should have been there since the days of Windows 8. But anyway, Microsoft has announced that it will be holding its second annual Windows Developer Awards. With the awards likely to be handed out at its BUILD conference, just as was the case earlier this year. These awards offer end...

Lifting the veil! Microsoft has finally provided a lot more details on the bunch of new DirectX 12 features that are have been released as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This new version of the operating system is flying off servers right now, having recently launched. And although the software...

Microsoft seems to be in the process of a pivot, shifting focus away from its platforms to general productivity, at least on the mobile side of things. And there is no shortage of opinions on this change. One such insight has come from Tim Sneath, a former Microsoft employee who spent no less than 17 years at...

Game Troopers is one of the more popular developers around. They came to the Windows Phone platform in good faith a couple of years ago, launched titles, and found notable success. All that said, things really have not been going well for Microsoft’s mobile OS lately. In fact, the company actually...

DirectX 12 launched with Windows 10 in 2015, and is steadily becoming a way for developers to get better performance out of the GPU in the latest titles optimized for this collection of APIs. Microsoft added a bunch of new features to this version of DirectX with the Fall Creators Update, that are designed to...

Or at least, tries to. Edge extensions are in the spotlight right now, with Microsoft publishing a blog post recently detailing why the list of supported plugins for the web browser is growing so slowly. And the reason is as surprising as you can imagine. Basically, the software titan says that since it is...

The details of the next Windows Developer Day are here with us. Microsoft will be celebrating one on October 10, which is more or less a week before the launch of the Fall Creators Update. Which launches on October 17. Getting back to the event, it will be live streamed at 9:30 AM PDT, but the company will...

No, not that kind of a series. We’re still a decade or two away from mixed reality taking over the television! But Microsoft certainly wants to keep working towards that goal of making it the next big platform for developers. To that end, the company has launched a new series that will highlight the...