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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?
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 SDK is now expected around the time Windows Phone 8 itself launches, which is expected to be October 29.
Some of the spring's best video games are independent and inexpensive download-only titles.
A new tool by Microsoft helps developers with iOS applications figure out what the similar code chunks would be for Windows Phone 7. Microsoft is working on one for Android next.
Hardware acceleration means that fish in a version of IE9 due later this year swim circles around those in today's iPhone 4. Microsoft showed its speed test at Mobile World Congress.
Kinect's role as a tinker toy for garage developers signals a change in how Microsoft is approaching openness in an otherwise closed gaming ecosystem.
The software maker is changing its policies to allow developers to write apps that run even when the phone's screen is locked. Previously, such apps had to first get a user's permission.
In the second part of a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Windows Phone 7, CNET's Ina Fried looks at Microsoft's efforts to woo app makers.
Following this week's beta of Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools, Microsoft releases the beta of a training kit that teaches how to write apps for the platform.
CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell combs through today's XNA game announcements from GDC to find the best game for Microsoft's Zune.