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Unifying Developer Registration: Windows and Windows Phone
Over the last month, we’ve brought the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store together into a single marketing and operations team to deliver a better experience for developers, end users and partners. Our focus remains to improve the way we help you reach new users and better monetize your apps, all while reducing friction and cost. Today we are making a set of changes that will simplify doing business with us. I’m pleased to announce a unified registration experience for both Windows Store and Windows Phone developers, available at a lower cost. As a result of these changes, Windows Store developers are now also Windows Phone developers, and Windows Phone developers are also Windows Store developers. Welcome all!

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Code Optimization Tools in Visual Studio 2013
Development Productivity is always a matter of concern for the management of organizations that develop software. The biggest portion of spending in development process, is on code development, simply because the number of people involved in that activity are relatively very high compared to other roles. It becomes imperative for us to focus on improving productivity of code development. At the same time, it is also of utmost importance to the team, that the code that is developed, should be of highest quality possible.

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Videos we favorited

Visual Studio Live!: Microsoft’s Kris Lankford Keynote Video

Microsoft's Kris Lankford talks about modern apps and the transformation of software development/the application lifecycle in his Visual Studio Live! Orlando 2013 keynote.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Microsoft Enterprise Library Goes Full Open Source

Microsoft Enterprise Library has a long and prominent history. Over the years, it has evolved into a mature collection of application blocks, each focused on addressing specific cross-cutting concern. New blocks have been introduced, while others become deprecated with the evolution of the .NET Framework and other Microsoft technologies. In p&p we highly value openness and transparency, and we always look for opportunities to encourage these values. That’s why we are particularly thrilled and proud to announce the Open Development Model for all application blocks which make up Microsoft Enterprise Library. Read more

Discover great technical content on Curah!

Recently launched, Curah! is a way to help customers discover great technical content. As Somasegar, the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft said, Curah! has a very specific purpose: to help people searching in Bing or Google find annotated collections of great content that specifically target common user questions. Check out Curah! Read more

EF6.0.2 Beta 1 Available on NuGet

We recently shared our plans to produce a 6.0.2 patch release to address some performance issues (and other bugs) in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. Today we are making Beta 1 of the 6.0.2 release available. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Porting Unity games to Windows 8.1 & Windows Phone

Unity game developers, learn how to increase your income and your customer-base by bringing your existing Unity game to the Windows and Windows Phone platforms for free! You’ll see how easy it is to customize your app to take advantage of the built-in Windows 8.1 features; for example, increase user interaction by using Share and bring users back to your game by updating Live Tiles with the latest high scores or gamer info. If you already have a Unity game in another store and you want to increase downloads/revenue by adding it to the Windows stores, this is where you’ll learn how to do it. Read more

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