Announced back in May, Microsoft Dev Box has now hit public preview. The managed service allows organizations to spin up developer-ready workstations hosted in the cloud, according to their needs.
Windows 11 Preview in Beta Channel comes with Tablet-optimized taskbar
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Windows 11 Dev Channel finally brings Task Manager with a right click, and more
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Microsoft has announced that its ARM64EC application binary interface (ABI) is now fully supported on Windows 11 on ARM. It allows developers to mix and match x64 and ARM code in a single codebase.
Unity has selected Microsoft Azure as its cloud partner. The alliance will see developers leveraging Azure-powered technologies in the Unity engine to reach wider audiences on Xbox and PC.
Canonical has said that the Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition will be available in August, with Ubuntu. The system will be Ubuntu certified, meaning the hardware and software just work.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 17.2 and the first preview of 17.3. With this update, the C# and .NET experiences are improved and the performance of Git has been enhanced too.
To kick off WWDC22, Apple is hosting a Special Event at Apple Park on June 6 where a randomly selected group of eligible people will get to meet Apple engineers and see the new Developer Center.
Apple has said that it will give developers an extra 90 days to update their App Store apps if they receive a notice saying their app is scheduled to be removed due to a failure to maintain it.
Meta has introduced a new way for developers to make reels easier to share on Facebook. 'Sharing to Reels' feature will allow users to share videos short-form videos from third-party apps on Facebook.
Microsoft has announced the general rollout of Visual Studio 2022 17.1 which contains a faster file search experience, Git enhancements, improved file saving capabilities, and lots more.
Microsoft has published a public service announcement, reminding organizations and developers that some older versions of Visual Studio are running out of support soon, so consider upgrading.
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Passage will allow web and mobile developers to eliminate passwords and bring biometrics for a "frictionless user experience". The company will expand the platform with updates in the coming months.
Windows Wednesday is the name of a new live show that Microsoft is introducing. The show will feature 30-minute episodes and discuss several developer tools that are present inside Windows.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 4. It ports more of the program to the native macOS UI, fixes several issues, and allows for improved dragging and dropping of tool windows.
Microsoft has made available a virtual machine running Windows 11 Enterprise for development and evaluation use-cases. Four options are available depending upon which virtualization software you use.
Google has announced a new "feature drop" for Android 12, called Android 12L. This variant of the OS is optimized for large screen devices, such as tablets, foldables, and ChromeOS machines.
Microsoft has revealed that thanks to a partnership with Epic Games, it has made the readiness of IntelliSense and semantic code colorization in Unreal Engine projects faster by an order of 18x.
Visual Studio Code for the Web is now available for you to try out as a preview. It offers a lightweight code editing experience directly within the browser while borrowing many desktop features.
Microsoft has highlighted the UI changes coming to Visual Studio 2022, including new iconography, fonts, improvement to dark theme, color contrast adjustments, accent color modifications, and more.
It appears that UWP is on the way out as Microsoft has recently published guidance about how to migrate from UWP to Windows App SDK, which has been highlighted as the new strategic direction.
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Microsoft has revealed November 8, 2021 as the launch date for Visual Studio 2022. That said, a release candidate (RC) build with a go-live license for production use is available already.
The Cupertino firm will require developers that offer a way to create accounts in their apps also offer a method of deleting them. This policy will be in effect starting January 31 next year.
Microsoft has announced that the Epic Games Store and Amazon Appstore are coming to its storefront in Windows 11 soon. Two competitors to Microsoft Edge have made it to the Microsoft Store already.
Apple has announced that it will soon allow reader apps to link to their websites and make purchases. The change follows the ruling from a recently closed Japan Fair Trade Commission investigation.
As part of the agreement between Apple and developers, several rules that govern Apple's App Store are being changed. Now, developers can finally contact users about payment outside of their apps.
Google has released Android 12 Beta 4. The OS has now reached Platform Stability which means that APIs and app-facing behaviors have been finalized. Developers should now focus on testing their apps.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 for Mac as a private preview. It comes with a native macOS UI and it also functions more closely to the Window version of Visual Studio 2022.
Developers now have up until March 31, 2022, to integrate Google Play billing into their apps if they sell digital goods. However, developers will have to file an appeal for an extension.
Huawei has launched HMS Core 6.0. It updates lots of technologies that developers can utilise when building apps to improve the user's experience. This update improves media, graphics and more.
Google has revealed its Android Game Development Kit (AGDK), which is a set of tools and libraries to make game development easier and optimize the delivery and performance of games.
Microsoft has announced that it is suspending the SQL Server on Windows Containers Beta program due to ecosystem challenges and usage patterns. It has recommended the Linux counterpart instead.
Microsoft has announced that from July 28, developers can opt to use third-party payment mechanisms in their apps without paying the company any fee. This is in stark contrast to Google and Apple.
Google has started notifying developers that they can now enroll in 15% Play Store commissions for earnings less than $1 million in yearly revenue. The formal kickoff date is July 1.
Microsoft's Windows Community Toolkit simplifies the process of building UWP and .NET apps. Version 7.0 of the utility sports a new MVVM library and improved notification support, among other things.
Google has announced that it's reducing the commission Play Store developers have to pay from 30% to 15% for revenue numbers below $1 million. Apple made a similar move late last year.
Google has released the new Jetpack TIles library which allows Wear OS developers to create their own custom Tiles. Users will be able to install new Tiles later in the spring after a platform update.
Google has made its Sleep API publicly available on Android so that third-party developers can use it inside their apps. The firm said that the API is more power-efficient at tracking user's sleep.
Multiple developers have recently complained about their submissions being rejected from the App Store with Apple stating that the app contains "irrationally high prices" set by the developer.
Google has announced that Android Auto app developers can now launch their apps to a wider audience by selecting an open testing track in the Play Console. It'll soon open these apps for everyone.