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Microsoft commits to open-source Xamarin with its Visual Studio announcement

Microsoft launched a free community version of Xamarin Studio for OS X at its Build 2016 event in San Francisco last month. And Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers now can access Xamarin's enterprise capabilities at no additional cost. Sounds great, but what do these announcements really mean for developers?

Grabbing the Microsoft Windows app development opportunity

Windows application development represents a profitable opportunity that few developers have embraced, which is highlighted in recent data. What does it take to get started? Microsoft has a little advice.

Mobile and smartphones almost entirely absent at Microsoft's Build conference

Microsoft kicked off its annual Build developer conference yesterday by touting bots, artificial intelligence and Windows 10, among other things. Mobile, however, was almost entirely absent.

AWS, IBM, Microsoft have broadest data center footprints, says research firm

From a regional perspective, Synergy Research's fourth quarter 2015 data shows that the U.S. now accounts for 46 percent of major cloud and internet data center sites. The next most prominent locations are China and Japan, with 7 percent and 6 percent respectively.

End of a device: ESPN, Verizon remove Xbox 360 app support

So long, Xbox 360-- or at least, some of the TV Everywhere apps available on the aging gaming console. Both Verizon and ESPN are pulling their apps from the device, and Verizon is targeting other devices as well for app removal.

Study: IBM, Cisco continue to lead smart city market

Few IoT segments hold as much promise as smart cities, a segment that wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T are targeting specifically with executives, alliances and business units. Indeed, Navigant Research predicts the worldwide market for smart city technology will be worth $27.5 billion by 2023, more than doubling the $12.1 billion it will generate this year.

HERE to kill app support for Windows Phone and Windows 10

HERE said it is pulling its popular maps and navigation apps from Windows Phone, underscoring yet again the "app gap" that continues to plague Microsoft's mobile efforts.

Epic Games CEO says Microsoft 'subverting the rights of developers'

Microsoft is "moving against the entire PC industry," according to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. And as such, Sweeney says Microsoft is undermining the rights of app developers and publishers to maintain direct relationships with customers.

Microsoft's Xamarin purchase: 3 key takeaways for app developers

Microsoft has added a mobile app development platform provider to its portfolio. The technology giant has acquired Xamarin, a company that allows C# and F# developers to build mobile apps on iOS, Android and Windows devices.What does Microsoft's acquisition of Xamarin mean for app developers?

Microsoft razes its Project Astoria Android-Windows 10 bridge, disappointing devs

Microsoft has stopped working on the Project Astoria "bridge" designed to bring Android apps to Windows 10 devices. Here are the details.