Yesterday we launched a new Windows Dev Center. You might ask “Why are you telling us about that, Brian?” Well, the answer is that my team is responsible for MSDN and much of the infrastructure behind it. We partner very closely with the Windows team team produce an awesome Windows Dev Center. Yesterday was the culmination of months of work to really overhaul the dev center and make it serve our customers even better. Here’s a list of some of the key improvements in the dev center… Navigation aligned with the development lifecycle
Updates to key landing pages, with more visual appeal and interactivity A “Design” section for Windows Store apps that is more comprehensive, easy to use, and discoverable A new “Market” section for Windows Store apps that includes tips for marketing apps, evaluating telemetry data, and passing app certification. New cross-site navigation An experience that matches the personality of Windows and is aligned with Windows online Check it out… Brian...(Read whole news on source site)
WPF tries to retain the exact shape and style of each glyph in a font, no matter what size the font is being rendered at. This means that as the text gets smaller, relative to the pixel density of the display, the edges of the glyphs may no longer occur at pixel boundaries. When this […]
Soon, actually June 1st Virtual Machines will go GA on Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform. With that the exact prices are finally known. You can take a look at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/overview/ for all technology in the Azure stack. For VM’s specifically these are the prices known as of now. Compute Instance Name Virtual Cores RAM Price Per Hour (GA Price Starting Jun 1st) Price Per Hour (Promotional Price Until May 31st) Extra Small (A0) Shared 768 MB $0.02 (~$15/month) $0.0133 (~$10/month) Small (A1) 1 1.75 GB $0.09 (~$67/month) $0.08 (~$60/month) Medium (A2) 2 3.5 GB $0.18 (~$134/month) $0.16
(~$119/month) Large (A3) 4 7 GB $0.36 (~$268/month) $0.32 (~$238/month) Extra Large (A4) 8 14 GB $0.72 (~$536/month) $0.64 (~$476/month) And for the more power intensive material: COMPUTE INSTANCE NAME VIRTUAL CORES RAM PRICE PER HOUR A6 4 28 GB $1.02 (~$759/month) A7 8 56 GB $2.04 (~$1,518/month) It’s great to see this entire platform evolve so fast. Grz, Kris. ...(Read whole news on source site)
by Amelia Gomes IDC has just released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker for Q1'13. According to the report with its 3.2% market share Windows Phone is now the third most widely used mobile OS in the world, displacing Blackberry. source IDC "Windows Phone claiming the third spot is a first and helps validate the direction taken by Microsoft and key partner Nokia," said Kevin Restivo, senior research analyst with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "Given the relatively low volume generated, the Windows Phone camp will need to
show further gains to solidify its status as an alterative to Android or iOS." Windows Phone posted the largest year-over-year gain among the leading operating systems, more than doubling its size from a year ago."...(Read whole news on source site)
The purpose of the "Icon Explorer" project is to offer an extensive collection of FREE symbols/icons that can be used in XAML / HTML by specifying the code of the symbol or as .PNG icons and are typical for the Modern UI! Currently you can browse through 1100+ free icons organized in 26 categories.
All Icons have been re-designed for use in mobile apps and web sites!
So What is NEW at Design.windows.com ? A new UX Checkilist Checklist is a welcome addition to design.windows.com. It can empower designers when self-evaluating their app so they can better understand what is required and prioritize when they...(read more)
Cinder is a cross platform framework for C++ design engineering. In order to run and Apple, Android and Windows devices prior to Windows 8, the rendering libraries leveraged OpenGL as the open source, cross platform solution. Even though DirectX has...(read more)
This seems to be a pretty common issue with people getting the two of them confused. As an example, let us take the users in Stack Overflow: Here, we want to get the users in order. We want to get all the users in descending order of reputation. But what happens when we want to do an actual search, for example, we want to get users by tag. Perhaps we want to get someone that knows some ravendb. Here is the data that we have to work with: Now, when searching, we want to be
able to do the following. Find users that match what the tags that we specified, that are relevant and have them show up in reputation order. And that is where it kills us. Relevancy & order are pretty much exclusive. Before we can explain that, we need to understand that order is absolute, but relevancy is not. If I have 10,000 tags, there is very little meaning to me having a tag or not. But if I have 10 tags, me having a tag or not is a lot more important. You want to talk with an expert in a...(Read whole news on source site)