With the new “Avengers Initiative” game from Marvel Entertainment, available now in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores, you can play as either Captain America or the Hulk to track and take down super villains like Abomination and The Skrulls, both of whom have escaped from The Vault (a top-secret S.H.I.E.L.D. facility in the Rocky Mountains).
As for the Silverstone Circuit, it was originally a Royal Air Force airfield used in World War II and was home to bomber groups that utilized its long runways to get airborne with heavy munition loads. After the war was over, car enthusiasts abounded and the airfield was leased to the Royal Automobile Club. Ever since the first crude race course was established, cars have been flying around its tarmac.
In just four months, Tel Aviv’s Project Management office, using the city’s vision for innovation and Microsoft’s CityNext solutions, “built a multi-functional, cloud-based system that integrates several systems into one place,” David-Pur writes Tuesday on the Microsoft in Government Blog.
Games make up a third of all Windows Phone downloads, and indie games are seeing downloads increase by 253 percent on average every month. Because of that, the Windows Phone Developer Blog has kicked off a series of posts with advice from developers of some of the best titles in the Windows Phone Store.
In July, the company announced a new Volume Licensing program that allows organizations to access certain versions of Windows Embedded 8. As the Windows Embedded blog reports, Microsoft now extends that program to versions of Windows Embedded 8.1, including Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry.
Now that Windows 8.1 is out, some developers are wondering once their apps are updated to 8.1 what that means for customers running Windows 8. Ian LeGrow, Windows group program manager, writes on the Windows App Builder Blog to reassure developers “we’ve created a straightforward path for you to continue working on your app targeted at Windows 8.1 while still supporting your Windows 8 customers.”
On Tuesday, users got a sneak peek at Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, planned for release in April 2014. As the Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX blog reports, new features and tools available through this release will give businesses the ability “to engage with customers on their terms, run agile operations to exceed your customers’ needs, and expand your business to better serve your customers.”
On Tuesday, Microsoft Ventures announced a new seed-stage investment in startup Ranku, a discovery engine that helps students and adults looking to further their education navigate the process and find reputable online colleges.
The new online hub – which can be found at southafrica.biz4afrika.com – is designed to bring a range of free and highly relevant products and services to small- and medium-sized enterprises in South Africa.