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Is Office the ultimate app platform?
Is Office the ultimate app platform?
Is Office the ultimate app platform?

By Martin Kearn, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft UK

More than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft Office, around twice as many people than use iOS. Office has an app store and is available as an 'app' on different devices including iOS, Android, Windows and MAC.

More than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft Office, around twice as many people than use iOS. Office has an app store and is available as an 'app' on different devices including iOS, Android, Windows and MAC.

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How to extend a VSTS release process to on-premises
How to extend a VSTS release process to on-premises
How to extend a VSTS release process to on-premises

By Richard Fennell, Engineering Director, Black Marble

Engineering Director Richard Fennell wants to be able to use the new Release Management with his current Lab Management network isolated labs. Here he walks through an example with practical steps.

Engineering Director Richard Fennell wants to be able to use the new Release Management with his current Lab Management network isolated labs. Here he walks through an example with practical steps.

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C# 6.0 features that help reduce errors in your code
C# 6.0 features that help reduce errors in your code
C# 6.0 features that help reduce errors in your code

By Dave Green, Developer

After starting to use C# 6.0 for Windows 10 apps, I found that some of the most useful features to me were ones that could help cut down minor errors in my code.

After starting to use C# 6.0 for Windows 10 apps, I found that some of the most useful features to me were ones that could help cut down minor errors in my code.

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Upcoming events
Upcoming events
Upcoming events

By Chris Walden, Microsoft UK

Another month, another extensive list of events you could be going to! Be sure to give the list the once over, and bookmark this page as it’ll be updated near the beginning of every month!

Another month, another extensive list of events you could be going to! Be sure to give the list the once over, and bookmark this page as it’ll be updated near the beginning of every month!

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How to develop your first Windows Phone app
How to develop your first Windows Phone app
How to develop your first Windows Phone app

By Andy O, App Developer

App developer Andy O shares the lessons he learned from building his first Windows Phone app with no previous experience - plus all the resources he used to get him from conception to publishing and marketing it.

App developer Andy O shares the lessons he learned from building his first Windows Phone app with no previous experience - plus all the resources he used to get him from conception to publishing and marketing it.

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The importance of video game audio, even at game jams
The importance of video game audio, even at game jams
The importance of video game audio, even at game jams

By Kieran Green, Developer

Kieran talks about why he decided to let people use his music, as well as the importance of video game audio whether it’s at a game jam or otherwise.

Kieran talks about why he decided to let people use his music, as well as the importance of video game audio whether it’s at a game jam or otherwise.

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How to improve the perceived speed of your website
How to improve the perceived speed of your website
How to improve the perceived speed of your website

By Don Wibier, Microsoft MVP

We all have certain expectations when loading web pages. We want it not only to be fast, but to load as quickly as possible. When we make a search, we want the information as fast as possible.

We all have certain expectations when loading web pages. We want it not only to be fast, but to load as quickly as possible. When we make a search, we want the information as fast as possible.

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10 tips for app success
10 tips for app success
10 tips for app success

By Matt Lacey, App Developer and Founder, Windows Apps London

What is app success? Matt Lacey, app developer and founder of Windows Apps London helps define what success is and shares his tips to help ensure your app has the best start in life.

What is app success? Matt Lacey, app developer and founder of Windows Apps London helps define what success is and shares his tips to help ensure your app has the best start in life.

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Welcoming end of support for IE 8, 9 and 10
Welcoming end of support for IE 8, 9 and 10
Welcoming end of support for IE 8, 9 and 10

By Martin Beeby, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft UK

The dream of having evergreen browser support for enterprise is one step closer, with 12/01/2016 marking the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.

The dream of having evergreen browser support for enterprise is one step closer, with 12/01/2016 marking the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.

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Bring music to your apps with Groove Music
Bring music to your apps with Groove Music
Bring music to your apps with Groove Music

By Peter Bull, Developer at Comentsys

Groove Music, Microsoft's music brand and service included with Windows 10, offers a compelling RESTful experience for developers with the Groove API.

Groove Music, Microsoft's music brand and service included with Windows 10, offers a compelling RESTful experience for developers with the Groove API.

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How to create 3D holograms on your phone – and why
How to create 3D holograms on your phone – and why
How to create 3D holograms on your phone – and why

By Fred Warren, Creative Director - CDS, Microsoft

Fred Warren goes into detail about the holograms made for the Virgin Atlantic #ThankYouDeer event, as well as how you can get involved and why.

Fred Warren goes into detail about the holograms made for the Virgin Atlantic #ThankYouDeer event, as well as how you can get involved and why.

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An ever evolving platform: Visual Studio Team Services
An ever evolving platform: Visual Studio Team Services
An ever evolving platform: Visual Studio Team Services

By Matteo Emili, Visual Studio ALM and Microsoft MVP

Matteo takes a look back to when Visual Studio Team Services released, and the changes its had over the past five years. Prepare to get nostalgic!

Matteo takes a look back to when Visual Studio Team Services released, and the changes its had over the past five years. Prepare to get nostalgic!

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The Top 10 Articles of 2015
The Top 10 Articles of 2015
The Top 10 Articles of 2015

By Chris Walden, Editor, Microsoft UK

We say farewell to 2015 by counting down the top ten articles to appear on the developer blog. There’s games, web development, Azure and more, so come check it out!

We say farewell to 2015 by counting down the top ten articles to appear on the developer blog. There’s games, web development, Azure and more, so come check it out!

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Moving Windows 8 apps to the Universal Windows Platform
Moving Windows 8 apps to the Universal Windows Platform
Moving Windows 8 apps to the Universal Windows Platform

By Jay Bennett, Windows Development Lead at UI Centric

Now with 4 Universal apps released for Windows 10, we’d like to share some of our experiences in developing for the new OS, as well as highlight some of the pitfalls to be aware of.

Now with 4 Universal apps released for Windows 10, we’d like to share some of our experiences in developing for the new OS, as well as highlight some of the pitfalls to be aware of.

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Building an arcade cabinet that runs on Windows 10 IoT
Building an arcade cabinet that runs on Windows 10 IoT
Building an arcade cabinet that runs on Windows 10 IoT

By Jamie Dalton, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft UK

Jamie brings a classic game to the Universal Windows Platform, then builds an arcade cabinet for it that utilises the Raspberry Pi 2!

Jamie brings a classic game to the Universal Windows Platform, then builds an arcade cabinet for it that utilises the Raspberry Pi 2!

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Six silly quotes about computing!
Six silly quotes about computing!
Six silly quotes about computing!

By Chris Walden, Editor, Microsoft UK

As we wind down towards the end of the year, we figured we’d get a little nostalgic and look back to times past.

As we wind down towards the end of the year, we figured we’d get a little nostalgic and look back to times past.

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Star Wars tech in a galaxy not so far, far away
Star Wars tech in a galaxy not so far, far away
Star Wars tech in a galaxy not so far, far away

By Michael Hindley, Editor, Microsoft UK

The Star Wars films have brought us some iconic pieces of engineering, and with the seventh instalment finally here, we take a look at some of its technology and how far we earthlings have come in making it a reality.

The Star Wars films have brought us some iconic pieces of engineering, and with the seventh instalment finally here, we take a look at some of its technology and how far we earthlings have come in making it a reality.

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Tech terms - how to explain them to your family over Christmas
Tech terms - how to explain them to your family over...
Tech terms - how to explain them to your family over Christmas

By Sara Allison, Technical Editor in Chief, Microsoft UK Developer

Christmas is a time for family and friends, but it can sometimes be challenging to answer the question, ‘What is it you do exactly?’ To help you cope, here are some typical terms you might use to explain what you do…

Christmas is a time for family and friends, but it can sometimes be challenging to answer the question, ‘What is it you do exactly?’ To help you cope, here are some typical terms you might use to explain what you do…

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How to name a web browser (by those who have)
How to name a web browser (by those who have)
How to name a web browser (by those who have)

By Martin Beeby, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft UK

I don’t know about you, but my web browser is the second app I launch every day. But it got me wondering, where do the different browser names come from? So I did some digging.

I don’t know about you, but my web browser is the second app I launch every day. But it got me wondering, where do the different browser names come from? So I did some digging.

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How to fund your indie game studio
How to fund your indie game studio
How to fund your indie game studio

By Paul Norris, Creative Director, Mad Fellows

When taking the leap to being a full-time indie game developer, the main concern for most of us is funding.

When taking the leap to being a full-time indie game developer, the main concern for most of us is funding.

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How to use Arduino with the Azure IoT hub
How to use Arduino with the Azure IoT hub
How to use Arduino with the Azure IoT hub

By James Brand, Founder Intellihub.io

Intellihub.IO is an industrial IoT company deploying IoT devices in commercial buildings to increase efficiency. Founder James Brand explains how they overcame the challenge of streaming data from Arduinos to a...

Intellihub.IO is an industrial IoT company deploying IoT devices in commercial buildings to increase efficiency. Founder James Brand explains how they overcame the challenge of streaming data from Arduinos to a Microsoft Azure IoT hub.

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