The tools are known by a couple of names but the bottom lines is that recent changes in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update release is asking developers to move their desktop programs to the Windows Store as UWP apps....More
Microsoft has released the latest Software Development Kit build for the upcoming Creators Update so that developers can continue updating their apps for the next major feature release for Windows 10....More
Microsoft has moved all of their Windows Developer documentation to the companies new Docs service. This one stop shop will give you access to everything you need as you develop within the Microsoft stack....More
Microsoft's UWP Community Toolkit is a community supported collection of helper functions, custom controls, and app services for UWP apps on Windows 10 which can be used on PC, Xbox One, Mobile, HoloLens, and Surface devices.
Build a new voice-activated Alexa skill that makes life more enjoyable, organized, and / or convenient. To be eligible for prizes, skills must have passed certification by June 13, 2017, and be available in the Alexa Skills Store....More
Chander Dhall is no stranger to teaching developer concepts and he’s an IT/Dev Connections Track Chair veteran. With Chander’s help, the Development and DevOps track has grown substantially and has become an area where both IT Pros and Developers can merge together to learn how to build synergies for making technology work for any organization....More
There are a number of speakers who would love to share NDA information with attendees, but hold back because of fear of being recorded. To make it easier for those speakers (usually program managers from big vendors) to talk without worry, we’ve created Blackout sessions....More
There's a huge discrepancy between what is available for Alexa for US users versus what is available for those in the UK. This has caused confusion and a lot of complain for Alexa device owners in the UK, but Amazon is beginning to sort out the differences....More
Keeping up with the changes that hit each new feature update of Windows 10 can be a challenge for end users but even more so for developers as new capabilities get added to each subsequent release....More
Ready to try your speaking skills at one of the best technical conferences during the year? You may have honed your chops at some of the smaller boutique events, or even tried your hand at one of the large market-y events like Ignite, but now you get the chance to deliver your polished presentation skills to an audience hungry for deep, technical knowledge....More
Google isn’t buying Twitter Inc., but it’s buying one of Twitter’s remaining parts.
Alphabet Inc.’s online search division agreed to purchase Fabric, a Twitter business that provides a software toolkit for mobile apps. The companies didn’t disclose financial terms....More
DevOps practitioners are responsible for a range of technologies. "Responsibility" doesn't mean we have to know them all perfectly, and it certainly isn't an excuse to be ignorant about all of them eqully. We need familiarity with everything from HTML to cloud orchestration to storage hierarchies to DNS configuration, though. "Familiarity" amounts to clarity about what we know, and where to get help....More