At the UBS Global Technology Conference (aimed at investors, since UBS is an investment bank), Windows Executive Vice President Julie Larson-Green was interviewed about the future of Windows, and Microsoft has helpfully posted the audio and full transcript.
Larson-Green was asked about the viability of the “dual track” for Windows, or put another way, does
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At its Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Salesforce has been hyping up its newly announced Salesforce 1. The keynote left us in do doubt: it is fantastic, it does mobile, it does cloud, it does “internet of things”.
Co-founder Parker Harris describes Salesforce 1 at Dreamforce
But what is Salesforce 1? For those
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Yesterday Xamarin, which offers tools for targeting iOS, Android and Mac with C#, announced a partnership with Microsoft, an announcement which I wrote up on The Register. It drew a few comments, several complaining about the cost:
So it cost more then Visual Studio Pro.
And that is for 1 target platform?
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Microsoft held its official launch for Visual Studio 2013 today, at an event in New York, although the product itself has been available since mid-October. VP Soma Somasegar nevertheless made some new announcements, in particular the availability in preview of an online Visual Studio editor, codenamed Monaco. “Developers will now be able to edit their
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Software component vendor ComponentOne has released Studio Enterprise 2013 v2.5, the latest in its suite of components, with support for Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013.
The piece that caught my eye is the TouchToolkit for Windows Forms.
Here’s the problem. The Windows desktop is poor with touch control, which is why Microsoft
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Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie has posted about his plans for Titanium, the company’s cross-platform mobile development toolkit.
With Ti.Next, we’ve created a small microkernel design that
Aside: Hejlsberg talks about the new Xbox music app in Windows 8.1 (and Xbox One) which
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Vision Mobile has released the results of a survey of 6000 mobile developers, sponsored by Blackberry and Mozilla.
Reading through the survey reminds me that despite the critical importance of apps to mobile platforms, surveys which look at developer intent are poor predictors of the future health of specific platforms. High interest or even affection
…continue reading Mobile developer survey: Apple iOS most profitable platform, but even Windows Phone is viable
At Microsoft’s Build conference last week, one among a number of giveaways to all attendees was a year’s subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud. This was announced by Developer and Platform Evangelism VP Steven Guggenheimer during the day 2 keynote.
Creative Cloud costs $49.99 (or £39 + VAT) per month for an individual subscription.
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The paradox of Microsoft: record revenue and profits, but yes, Windows 8 has been a disaster so far, and the company has lost developer and consumer mind share.
That might explain why there was no lack of availability for tickets to Build in San Francisco. With a smart PR move, Microsoft “sold out” of a
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