What is DirectX?

For developers of Windows applications, especially games, DirectX is one of the most important tools to master. It serves as an all-in-one gateway for full Windows integration. But what is it? DirectX is a set of APIs designed for Microsoft platforms. The “X” in DirectX serves as a sta... [More]

Welcoming Satya Nadella

On February 4, Satya Nadella was named the new chief executive officer at Microsoft after a nearly six month search. He immediately went to work.   Nadella has been a familiar face at Microsoft conferences and industry events for years now. Before rising to the position of CEO, he served as... [More]

Goodbye, Ballmer

Steve Ballmer is leaving his post as the CEO of Microsoft within the next year. For more than a decade, Ballmer has guided the corporation through a gamut of software and hardware development, including the world-dominating Windows XP operating system, the Xbox video game console that continues to r... [More]

Quick thoughts on Build

There are many, many interesting announcements from Microsoft Build. Here are a few thoughts from Syncfusion’s perspective. The perfect platform for line-of-business applications Windows 8.1 further enhances the position of Windows as the first choice for line-of-business development. Th... [More]

Syncfusion Releases WinRT Suite

A new beginning, such as the one Microsoft has embarked upon, is a powerful thing. Windows 8’s new interface sets a high standard for the technology giant: to endeavor to replace an interface as prolific as Windows Desktop with something new. We’re staying in step by offering an expansi... [More]