Supporting the Windows Store Certification D3D Device Trim requirement

Applications submitted to the Windows Store must pass the Windows App Certification Kit.  This kit launches the application and performs multiple tests to ensure that the application meets the Windows Store requirements.  A test category labeled Direct3D Feature Test checks if your application properly calls IDXGIDevice3::Trim when it is suspended. … Read More

Cocos2d-x 3.6 is here, Modern Windows support, too!

Cocos2d has released the latest version of Cocos2d-x engine – version v3.6 http://blog.cocos2d-x.org/2015/04/cocos2d-x-v3-6-released/ . For this release, Cocos2d continues to add 3D features (view full details within the above-referenced blog) The complete change log is also available here https://github.com/cocos2d/cocos2d-x/blob/v3/CHANGELOG   MS Open Tech contributed to this version, which enabled us … Read More

Check out our open source software projects at Build 2015!

We look forward to connecting with conference attendees, partners and the media at Microsoft’s Build conference next week. Several events will be showcasing some of the open source work Microsoft has been engaged in to bridge Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. Sessions to check out! Here are two sessions that highlight … Read More

OASIS has Submitted OData v4 and OData JSON Format v4 to ISO/IEC JTC 1 for approval as an International Standard

Ram Jeyaraman, co-Chair of the OASIS OData Technical Committee, and Senior Standards Professional, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Brian Benz, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. I am delighted and proud to share the news that OASIS has formally submitted the Open Data Protocol (OData) version 4.0 (including approved errata) … Read More

MS Open Tech Tools plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio updated with Blob storage

If you are writing Java or Android applications that need storage backup now you can use the Services Explorer functionality to manage the Azure Storage resources inside IntelliJ and Android Studio without having to navigate to Azure Management Portal. The current version of the plugin adds management of Azure blobs … Read More