Announcements for Developers on Microsoft’s Platform, Apps and Developer Tools

April 2, 2014
At Build in San Francisco, Microsoft detailed plans to deliver a common developer experience across the Windows platform with universal Windows apps.

Highlights

Windows App Studio Beta
April 3
Learn more about Windows App Studio for creating universal Windows apps.
.NET Foundation Established to Foster Open Development
April 3
Learn more about the newly established .NET Foundation.
Unity 4 beta for Windows Phone 8.1
April 2
Apply for the Unity Windows Phone 8.1 apps beta program today
New advertising SDKS for developers
April 2
Announcing new Advertising SDKs and a redesigned pubCenter to help developers do more and earn more with apps.
MS Open Tech Open Sources WinJS
April 2
Learn more about WinJS, now open source and part of the Windows App platform.
Enabling developers to embrace cloud first/mobile first experiences
April 3
Web developers can use Web App Templates to easily turn their websites into rich HTML apps that take advantage of Windows features.
Microsoft at GDC 2014
March 17
Microsoft discusses opportunities for game developers across Microsoft platforms and share the latest on ID@Xbox, DirectX and middleware offerings.
Bill Gates meeting and boot camp opportunities
March 12
Microsoft announced exciting, once-in-a-lifetime award opportunities for this year’s Imagine Cup World Finals, including one team chosen for a private meeting with Bill Gates.
Developer surpasses 3.5 million downloads on Windows devices
Feb. 24
Rebellion, a UK gaming development studio, has more than 3.5 million downloads on Windows and Windows Phone devices for its popular games, including Judge Dredd vs. Zombies and Zombies HQ.