Dev Center’s Year in Review: 2017

Dev Center’s Year in Review: 2017

In 2017, the Dev Center Team has been hard at work bringing new features and programs to the Windows developer community. Our goal is to deliver features that will help you, as a developer, attract new customers, engage with your current Windows 10 customers and monetize your apps and games on Windows.  Today, we want to share all the new and […]

The UWP Community Toolkit v2.1

The UWP Community Toolkit v2.1

We are extremely excited to announce the latest update to the UWP Community Toolkit, version 2.1! This update builds on top of the previous version and continues to align the toolkit closer to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK. Thanks to the continued support and help of the community, all packages have been updated […]

Analytic reports improvements within Dev Center

Analytic reports improvements within Dev Center

As part of our continuous effort to deliver insights to you that help make key business decisions about your apps easier, the Dev Center team is excited to announce a few updates to analytic reports. Review insight categories On your Reviews report, the new Review insights feature uses machine learning to classify new app reviews, including non-English reviews, into one of 12 pre-defined categories. Now you can quickly identify themes and […]

Microsoft Store app and game submission deadlines for the holiday season

Microsoft Store app and game submission deadlines for the holiday season

Every year the Microsoft Store sees an increase in the number of customers downloading and purchasing content during the holiday season. During the holiday months of 2016, the Microsoft Store saw more than a 30% increase in the number of downloads when compared to the rest of the year. To take advantage of the holiday momentum, you’ll want to update or submit your […]

Cognitive Toolkit Model Evaluation in UWP

Cognitive Toolkit Model Evaluation in UWP

We are excited to share with you that Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) 2.1 has added support for model evaluation on UWP applications. This means you can harness the power of deep learning in your Windows apps delivered via the Windows Store! Read on to find out how can infuse your apps with the power of […]

Best practices for using video ads in Windows apps

Best practices for using video ads in Windows apps

Interstitial videos are a highly engaging ad format that, if used right, have much higher monetization potential as compared to more traditional ad formats. Interstitial videos are typically 15-60 seconds long and take up the full screen space, getting the user engaged in the brand or app being advertised and result in much better conversions […]