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Microsoft will launch yet another redesign of the Windows Store when Windows 8.1 Update is released next week and that new storefront was demoed live at BUILD 2014.
Microsoft used its BUILD 2014 Asure keynote to reveal a new gaming demo that shows how using the cloud service can let developers create destructible environments with high frame rates.
Microsoft showed off a concept of what their Modern UI-based Windows 8 operating system might look like if used in future cars during the BUILD 2014 developer conference this week.
Microsoft announced during BUILD 2014 a new effort called the .NET Foundation which will offer a number of .NET programs as open source projects, including the new "Roslyn" complier.
Microsoft demonstrates DirectX 12 doubling the framerate of games at Build 2014 which will help push the Xbox One deeper into next generation gaming and will enhance the user experience.
During the BUILD conference, Neowin has had a chance to talk to many different levels of staff at Microsoft, and one thing has become clear: There is a fundumental shift occuring in Redmond.
Microsoft is at a turning point and the ways of the old are being phased out and new life is being brought back into the comapny but there are still a lot of questions the company needs to answer.
Microsoft had a ton of news to talk about during its BUILD 2014 day one keynote event and we have collected all of them in one news post for our readers to enjoy.
The final part of Microsoft's BUILD 2014 keynote featured CEO Satya Nadella answering some pre-recorded video questions from third party developers about various topics.
Nokia has announced a new device, the Lumia 630 and we got our hands on the phone which is a low-cost and entry level device that is designed for emerging markets.
Microsoft unveils universal Windows apps, a return of the Start menu and a coherent vision at Build 2014 that starts to paint a new picture of the technology giant.
Microsoft has announced as part of BUILD 2014 that its WinJS programming toolkit will be released as an open source project via their Microsoft Open Technologies division.
Windows Phone's Cortana digital assistant will be voiced by Jen Taylor, the feature's namesake from the Halo franchise, Microsoft has confirmed today.
Nokia has announced the Lumia 630 and 635 which will build on the success of Lumia 520. Both handsets share similar specifications with the exception of the 635's 4G / LTE radio.
Microsoft talked about bringing Windows apps to the Xbox One as part of its BUILD 2014 keynote addreess, showing an example of how the Khan Academy Windows Phone app can be made for Xbox One.
Nokia has announced the Lumia 930 which will be a globally released GSM version of the Lumia Icon. The handset will retail for $599 before taxes and subsidies and will launch with Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft has announced that the price of Windows will be free to OEMs that will put the operating system inside smartphones and tablets that are smaller than 9 inches.
Microsoft has created a touch-friendly version of Office for Windows, much like it has done for iOS and we have put together a gallery of the platform for you after the jump.
Microsoft has announced universal Windows apps during BUILD 2014. a way to give developers a way to make just one app that will work across a number of different form factors.
Microsoft has announced the next major update to Windows 8.1 and we have all the details you need to know after the jump but know that this is a big improvement for mouse and keyboard users.
Microsoft has announced two new manufacturers which will be partnering with the company to build Windows Phone based smartphones, bringing the total number of partners to an impressive 15.
Microsoft has finally announced Windows Phone 8.1 at its BUILD 2014 keynote event, along with word that two more hardware partners will be joining the Windows Phone family.
A new press rendering of the Lumia 630 has been released by @evleaks ahead of today's scheduled announcement by Nokia. The rendering follows a similar leak of the Lumia 930 earlier today.
Renowned device information leaker, evleaks, has just posted a press image of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 930 to Twitter, this is the smartphone's very first appearance and can be expected to launch soon
Expected to be revealed later on today, Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana has started appearing on the web. The Bing settings page lets users set preferences related to Cortana data usage.
As the announcement at BUILD 2014 draws near, the Windows Phone 8.1 name has already started appearing on the Windows Phone Store in app descriptions confirming that it will indeed be the final name.
Microsoft is getting set to bring Windows to an entirely new set of small devices like a coffee mug; it's all about creating smarter and smaller devices using existing tools and services.
Signage put up by Microsoft as part of its upcoming BUILD 2014 developer conference reveales that it is recording a combined 14 million daily app downloads for Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.
We know that not everyone can make it to BUILD, so when we went and registered, we snapped a few photos of the conference before the big show begins to bring you a little bit closer to the action.
Nokia is sending out invites to media outlets, including Neowin, to attend a press event in San Francisco on April 2nd, and it will center on new Lumia announcements.
The as yet unannounced Nokia Lumia 530 has been spotted online utilizing "CamSpeed" which the company helpfully shared via Twitter saying it lacks flash and runs Windows Phone 8.1
New information about Windows Phone 8.1 is constantly being revealed through the leaked SDK, and now it's understood that the Action Center will be able to show up to 20 notifications from each app.
The first video of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 has made its way to the web just a day after the first images of the upcoming feature were released.
Microsoft has announced that its BUILD conference, that will be held in San Francisco in early April, has sold out but if you can't make it, don't worry, Neowin will be there.
Microsoft will begin the registration process for its BUILD 2014 developer conference today at noon Eastern Time. The event itself will be held in San Francisco on April 2-4.
Microsoft has revealed that it will hold its BUILD 2014 developers conference in San Francisco on April 2-4, with registration to begin on January 14 at noon Eastern.