In a new email, Microsoft has announced that it is shutting down its program for developers on January 6, 2017. Starting today, Points, XP and badges will no longer be awarded.
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Microsoft is sending out emails to developers once again, stating that their apps will be removed from the Windows Store at the end of this month, if they're not updated with new age ratings.
As it celebrates three years of ID@Xbox, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Game Preview program is heading to Windows 10, with Everspace debuting later this year - followed by other titles.
Microsoft has released the August 2016 edition of evaluation Windows developer virtual machines, allowing access to the latest tools, including Bash on Ubuntu on Windows and Project Islandwood.
Microsoft is looking to make it easier for developers to convert Chrome extensions for compatibility with its Edge browser. The company has released a new tool in the Windows Store for this purpose.
Microsoft has once again cautioned developers to update their apps with the new age rating system or risk having them removed next month. The latest email includes private beta apps as well.
With the sixth wave of HoloLens orders out of the way, Microsoft has announced that all developers and businesses in the US and Canada can now order up to five headsets with no application required.
Microsoft has outlined the changes it'll be making to Project Islandwood - its open source tool to port iOS apps to Windows - with better implementation of UIKit combined with XAML.
Microsoft has warned developers who haven't updated their apps with the new age rating system, cautioning them that if they don't comply, their apps will soon be removed from the Windows Store.
Apple is making significant modifications to its App Store, including the addition of search advertisements, reduced app review times, a revamped subscription model and more.
Microsoft has stated that it plans to update its Windows Bridge for iOS with more features this week, including support for new layout APIs, integration with CoreFoundation framework and sample codes.
Microsoft says SQL Server 2016 is now available, promising an "unmatched value proposition" that delivers superior security and performance to Oracle "at less than one-tenth of the total cost".
Microsoft has shared some new Windows Store insights, claiming that the store has enjoyed 6.5 billion visits since the launch of Windows 10, touting it as a profitable opportunity for developers.
Microsoft has announced that all four versions of SQL Server 2016 will be released next month, including the free Developer edition, which includes "the full feature set of SQL Server Enterprise".
Samsung has announced more details for its developer conference, including who will be speaking, what will be discussed and how much the tickets for the event are. Tickets can be bought now.
Next week, Microsoft will hold its annual Build developer conference in San Francisco - and today, it published the full list of keynotes and sessions that it will offer at the event.
Microsoft has announced the opening of its "first ongoing HoloLens experience showcase for developers", giving them the opportunity to see its new holographic augmented reality headsets in action.
After having recently open-sourced its Swift programming language, Apple has come under fire by the community for its claims of being the first major company to make open source a priority.
Eleven months after it was first announced, 5.x Lollipop builds are now on 21% of active Android devices - but with 6.0 Marshmallow now weeks away, it's Android 4.4 KitKat that continues to dominate.
Google's latest figures show that Android 5.x builds have now been installed on 18.1% of active devices - but while all other versions dropped in usage, Android 4.4 KitKat actually saw an increase.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer confirmed that the 'Xbox parity clause' is a thing of the past. The company now prefers to work alongside indie devs to make their games better, no matter when they launch.
Microsoft has registered a handful of new domain names recently that are all targeted at Apple developers, including the likes of Microsoftlovesappledevelopers.com.
The next version of Android is said to offer more control over what information can be accessed by apps, allowing users to deny permissions for specific data, such as photos, contacts and location.
Valve is now allowing developers to ban players from their Steam games if they cheat or misbehave within a game. It's difficult to predict what kind of impact this will have on the service.
Microsoft has announced today several updates to the Windows Store that will help make it easier for developers to distribute apps with the new store in Windows 10.
After rolling out the first beta of iOS 8.4 to developers a fortnight ago, which included the company's new Music app, Apple has now released 8.4 Beta 2, alongside Public Beta 1, and Xcode 6.4 Beta 2.
Apple has announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco from June 8 to 12, and devs can now apply for the chance to buy tickets for the event priced at $1,599.
Earlier today, Microsoft released build 10049 to Windows Insiders and according to the release notes, if you are a developer, it is recommended that you wait until a patch is released before updating.
Epic has announced an unprecedented price reduction in its game development engine, Unreal Engine 4, cutting dow the price from $19/month to free and this includes free updates too.
Microsoft has updated its web-based tool used for developing for Windows and Windows Phone. The update adds a lot of new features and improvements including 8 new fully customizable theme templates.
Google's latest figures show that Android 5.0 has made it on to just 1.6% of all Android devices - but over 44% remain on Jelly Bean, while KitKat has also grown slightly compared with last month.
Microsoft and Unity have teamed up to offer cash prizes of up to $10,000 to Unity game developers who participate in the Windows Game Developer Contest which runs till 20 March 2015.
Apple has announced that its App Store has broken some pretty impressive records in terms of sales in 2015. The company has shared some interesting statistics with the public in its press release.
Intel has imposed self-censorship on its bloggers in response to new Russian laws, which requires journalists and bloggers to register with the government and restricts what they publish.
The Windows maker wants to convince devs to join it's platforms this holiday season by highlighting success stories, development tools and what it claims is a great financial opportunity.
Google continues its efforts to eradicate piracy after facing harsh criticism. The latest includes removing Pirate Bay related apps from the store, much to the dismay of the respective developers.
Microsoft is currently in a tight spot as furious indie game developers barrage the company for not paying them their overdue payments. ID@Xbox has issued a statement which explains the issue.
Microsoft has sent out an email stating that starting next year, you will not be able to unlock a Windows Phone 7 device for app testing as the support for that feature is ending.
Mozilla has announced that it is launching a new web browser designed exclusively around developers' needs, and which it says will 'make life easier' for devs, helping them to become more productive.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of new Office 365 APIs for developers on various platforms including Windows, iOS and Android, in addition to the web.
Three months after announcing that it was working on Visual Studio 2013 Update 4, Microsoft made the Release Candidate for the new update available today, bringing various bug fixes and improvements.
Since the smartphone era started, the message has been of an app 'gold rush'. But it looks like that time has passed, and the bigger app development businesses are dominating.
Mozilla has launched its new 'Flame' developer handset - featuring a dual-core Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and 854x480px display - which it calls "a milestone in Firefox OS device releases."
Microsoft has announced that all developers can now respond to Windows Phone app reviews directly, although there are still some limitations on exactly which reviews can be replied to.
Samsung has ditched plans to launch its first Tizen phone this quarter, hinting at a lack of apps on the platform - just weeks after it cancelled the phone's appearance at a Tizen developer event.
Developers with hardware expertise and great ideas for the modular smartphone project can now apply to receive dev units, as Google continues its efforts to turn the project into a production reality.
HealthKit, a healthcare software developer, has criticised Apple for using the same name to brand its new iOS 8 health tools, saying: "Are they so big that they are above doing a Google search?"
CEO John Chen says BlackBerry can't compete effectively against its rivals for developers - and even admits that he may not be the best person for the job - but insists that BlackBerry isn't dead yet.
Windows Phone 8.1 is now available for users on the 'Preview for Developers' program. But if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late - and we've got the info to help you on your way.