Microsoft expects 16,000 students at Windows 8 hackathon

Microsoft is pulling out all the stops in its bid to bolster the catalog of apps for its latest versions of Windows and Windows Phone. After hosting thousands of developers in a giant tent in Redmond last week for the Build conference, the company tomorrow will kick off a three-day “Worldwide Hackathon for Windows,” also… Read More


Windows Phone Marketplace changes name, design

Is there much of a difference between the words “marketplace” and “store?” Microsoft hopes so.  The company announced on the Windows Phone blog Wednesday that it officially renamed its mobile app store from “Windows Phone Marketplace,” to “Windows Phone Store.” The change comes in advance of Microsoft’s launch of Windows Phone 8 this fall. The… Read More