The technical documentation will enable other software developers to write servers and clients that can read XAML, Microsoft's user interface design language.
Password sync, now on IE11 on Microsoft's newest operating systems, makes moving among PCs, phones, and tablets easier. It's also handy for Microsoft to keep customers in its ecosystem.
New images describe Microsoft's upcoming effort to help developers create single apps geared for both Windows and Windows Phone.
If Microsoft brings back the Start Button and adds a boot-to-desktop option with Windows Blue, should Windows developers still be counting on Metro as their future?
It may sound perverse, but releasing WinJS as open-source software that works on rival browsers could help Microsoft get more apps on Windows.
Patch Tuesday bulletins fix holes in IE, .Net, Silverlight, Forefront UAG, and Microsoft Host Integration Server.
The Microsoft Visual C++ team has built a Windows 8 app that takes much of its inspiration and code from Redmond's never-realized Courier dual-screen tablet.
It's a start, at least. And Microsoft is stepping up its push to get more developers to write for the new operating system coming this fall.
Mozilla plans to release a beta version this year for Microsoft's upcoming Windows interface. It'll be a lot of work, but Mozilla doesn't really have a choice.
With the launch of the Windows 8 operating system on the horizon, what better time to get into app development? Here's how to get started.