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Microsoft Store Services SDK gets interstitial banner ads support in the latest update

Microsoft Store Services SDK

In November last year, Microsoft announced support for interstitial video ads which typically enable developers to put video ads of 20-30 seconds in their Windows app or game and typically offer up to 10x the eCPM (value per thousand views) vs traditional banner ads. This makes it a very valuable tool for app and game

Android and Windows devices can now exchange messages as App Services support arrives on Project Rome for Android

Project Rome

Microsoft announced Project Rome back in October last year and it empowers developers to create experiences that drive user engagement and are no longer constrained to a single device. These cross-device experiences follow you and break down barriers across all Windows devices. While the capabilities or APIs were already shipped with

Windows 10 Creators Update SDK Preview Build 15052 Released


Microsoft has released Windows 10 Creators Update SDK Preview Build 15052 for the developers. The release is made in conjunction with the Windows 10 Insider Build 15052 or later and contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area. What’s New No API changes have occurred since build

Visual Studio 2017 is the Most Productive Version to hit General Availability

Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 is now generally available for download, free. As always, Microsoft is targeting users with three different offerings among Community, Professional and the Enterprise editions. The Community Edition is a free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers while the Professional and Enterprise editions can be used on trial

Visual Studio Team Services March release brings Delivery Plans, mobile-friendly work item, Build editor preview and more

Visual Studio Team Services

Visual Studio Team Services offers developers the best collaboration tools to create an efficient continuous integration and release pipeline to cloud. Team Services enables teams to leverage it more efficiently for all areas of the workflow and helps apps written in any language and deployed to any OS. With March release of Visual

Developers, UWP apps are ready to take advantage of WebRTC 1.0 and ORTC APIs


Microsoft in an official blog post revealed that Universal Windows Platform apps can now take advantage of WebRTC and ORTC APIs. In case you are not familiar with WebRTC, it is a free and open project that provides browsers and mobile applications with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple APIs. Google has already

SQL Server vNext CTP 1.3 now available on Windows and Linux

SQL Server vNext

Microsoft has released a fresh new update for the SQL Server vNext on Windows as well as Linux. The latest community technology preview (CTP) 1.3 includes improvements to SQL Server Database Engine and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). On Linux, this update enables Full-text Search feature and Always On Availability Groups functionality for High Availability,

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2017 development tool to hit stable release on March 7, 2017

Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft has announced that the Visual Studio 2017 will be released on March 7, 2017 (ignore the typo in the image above). This release also marks the 2oth anniversary of Visual Studio and thus, Microsoft is celebrating a milestone of two decades of Visual Studio. On January 28, 1997, Microsoft announced/launched Visual