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SkyDrive adds new SDK, too Yesterday we told you about the long awaited additions to SkyDrive, including selective sync and sharing SkyDrive folders from your desktop, ...

November 16, 2012

SkyDrive expands developer APIs: app pickers, full resolution images; and you can share via SkyDrive in Gmail! SkyDrive continues to open up its platform to developers of all types, announcing today in a blog post that Attachments.me (a service that s ...

September 10, 2012

Windows Phone Dev Center launches, now supports in-app purchases in Windows Phone 8 So last week Microsoft announced that their Windows Phone developer portal, App Hub, would be undergoing maintenance during the weekend. Whe ...

August 7, 2012

Build Bing Maps into your Windows 8 Metro style app with new SDK Now that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out, developers are going to want to begin (if they haven’t already) to create new Metro style ap ...

March 6, 2012

ChevronWP7 Labs official Windows Phone unlocking service now available The ChevronWP7 team (Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh, and Long Zheng) has finally signed off on their “ChevronWP7 Labs” official unlocking servic ...

November 4, 2011

Yesterday, Mango: today, Windows Phone SDK RTW The Mango blog post on the Windows Phone blog hinted as much, but a new blog post on the Windows Phone Developer blog makes it official: I’m ...

September 28, 2011

Messenger Connect is now “Live Connect” – new APIs for SkyDrive and Hotmail Calendar As part of the announcement at the BUILD conference today, Microsoft announced a new SDK and accompanying REST APIs for Windows Live. Origin ...

September 14, 2011

Messenger Connect releases code samples to GitHub Microsoft recently released a new version of Messenger Connect, allowing developers to integrate elements of Windows Live ID, Hotmail, Messe ...

August 1, 2011

Devs getting lots of love today: Azure, Mango, Windows Live announcements A trio of announcements for developers (and developer wannabes) today coming from various parts of Microsoft, all intending to make it easie ...

July 20, 2011

Bing Maps AJAX 7.0 control updated with new features It is that time of the year again when Bing brings us a slew of new updates to their decision engine. Besides the new Bing Maps update annou ...

July 14, 2011

ChevronWP7 Labs to provide official Windows Phone unlocking service for homebrew developers The ChevronWP7 team, consisting of Long Zheng, Rafael Rivera and Chris Walsh, released a Windows Phone 7 Unlocker Tool back in November last ...

June 17, 2011

Internet Explorer Mobile Test Drive site launched for Windows Phone “Mango” Microsoft just announced on their Windows Phone Developer team blog that their Internet Explorer Test Drive website now has a mobile compani ...

June 17, 2011

Messenger Connect Version 5.0 released Messenger Connect provides a way for websites and applications to access and take advantage of elements of Windows Live, such as access auth ...

June 14, 2011

Messenger Connect’s application contacts feature discontinued Dare Obasanjo posted a quick notice on the Windows Live Developers Blog announcing that the "Application Contacts" feature in Mess ...

February 12, 2011

VB support for Windows Phone developer tools RTW In September we saw the CTP version of Visual Basic for Windows phone Developer Tools, today the team announces the RTW version: Back in Sep ...

November 29, 2010

Microsoft Live Labs projects lives on – Seadragon Ajax and Silverlight PivotViewer While we know that Microsoft Live Labs was shuttered almost a month ago – and the team was “transitioned” into Bing, it appears that not all ...

November 6, 2010

Messenger Connect discontinues .Net Library An email sent to beta testers and posted on the Messenger Connect forums announced today that Microsoft is discontinuing the Messenger Conne ...

August 30, 2010

Microsoft announces PDC 2010: In Redmond! At the Worldwide Developer’s Conference in Washington DC, Microsoft announced that there will indeed be a PDC (Professional Developer’s Conf ...

July 13, 2010

Adding Polylines and Polygons in Bing Maps Apps Currently the Bing Maps App SDK .chm documentation covers how to add Pushpins on the map, but not polylines and polygons.  When creatin ...

June 30, 2010

More on Messenger Connect Angus Logan, Sr. Technical Product Manager for Messenger Connect, has been busy today sharing lots of information about the new set of APIs ...

June 29, 2010