A couple of weeks ago, Joe Belfiore confirmed that Microsoft is not “focusing” on Windows 10 Mobile anymore, essentially giving up the whole phone strategy of Microsoft. While Redmond is not officially retiring the platform, Belfiore told us that there will be no new features and no new devices, suggesting to switch to competing platforms. I almost instantly commented that it is a huge error made by Microsoft that had and has the resources to run a niche mobile platform while it waits for “the new generation of mobile devices”, as they call it.
The first casualty of that error could be the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) framework that promised to help [...]
If you’re anything like me, virtualization has a great and important role in your everyday work. I use to virtualize most of my development machines, with Visual Studio and the whole stack. That allows me to avoid reconfiguring the environments whenever I need to switch my main machine, plus you get all the benefits of virtualization like for example the ability to backup the whole machine and move it elsewhere.
Up until now, such deployments had just one limitation: you could not use them to run mobile apps since nested virtualization was not supported on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 R2 so you could not run emulators that needed Hyper-V. Things changed with Windows [...]