BUILD 2013

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 appears with 5,000 Windows 8.1 APIs

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 appears with 5,000 Windows 8.1 APIs

If you had any doubt that Windows 8.1 would be bringing on a large variety of functionality bits to the developer universe, Microsoft's announcement of Visual Studio 2013 should put all worries to rest. This developer ecosystem allows prospective Windows 8.1 app developers to create new software inside the system itself, bringing on a massive amount of diagnostic tools as well as a 5,000 new APIs for integration with new creations of all sorts.

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Microsoft teases Metro-styled Office during BUILD

Microsoft teases Metro-styled Office during BUILD

Coming out of BUILD 2013, Microsoft has been talking about Metro-styled Office apps. They have gone as far as saying these apps will be available by way of the Windows Store, however they have yet to say when they are expected to arrive for download. Not to mention, they have yet to share many details or screenshots of what can be expected once they do arrive.

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Windows 8.1 and the top 9 features you’ll be working with this week

Windows 8.1 and the top 9 features you’ll be working with this week

It's time for the official flip-over to the next generation in Windows computing. Microsoft has taken Windows 8, a touchscreen-friendly operating system and wide-spread release, and have given it an upgrade with a collection of features readied at the hand of requests from the public. This collection of changes will be available to the public imminently, but for now: let's have a look at some of the key points.

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Microsoft Surface 2 tipped as cautious BUILD release

Microsoft Surface 2 tipped as cautious BUILD release

This week the folks at Microsoft have been tipped to be wrapping up production of a second-generation Surface tablet for Windows 8, readying the device for a reveal at this year's BUILD developer conference. A release of a second-generation Surface tablet will be done "cautiously" according to sources speaking this week, with the original run of the tablet having sold less than expected in its initial push. Both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro may be getting a full refresh this year.

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Microsoft BUILD registration open now – early bird gets the discount!

Microsoft BUILD registration open now – early bird gets the discount!

Developers hoping to jump aboard the Microsoft BUILD ship should get their clicking fingers out now because Early Bird registration has begun! Those of you developers out there that find themselves amongst the first 500 signing up for the conference today through http://www.buildwindows.com/ will be grabbing a $500 USD discount under the price that the rest of the crowd will be paying - make with the keyboards!

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