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Microsoft Plans For Windows Core OS Apps Leak Out

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

Apps Are Now Waving Goodbye To Windows 8.1

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

Second Windows Developer Awards Are A Go

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

New DirectX 12 Features In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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

Former Employee Reveals Where Things Went Wrong For Microsoft

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.

Game Developer Criticizes Microsoft’s Windows Phone Strategy

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

Microsoft Details New DirectX 12 Features

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

Microsoft Explains Why There Are So Few Edge Extensions

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

Microsoft To Celebrate Windows Developer Day On October 10

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

Microsoft Launches Its First Mixed Reality Series

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