Build great Windows apps with your Android app code

Project Astoria lets you build great Windows apps, while reusing your Android app code and tools.

Apps built with this technology leverage key Windows interactions, and deliver the kind of experience Windows users expect. With Project Astoria you’ll be able to:

  • Build Windows apps for phones with few code changes
  • Use a Microsoft interoperability library to integrate Microsoft services into your app with very little effort
  • Test and debug your app from your preferred IDE
  • Publish your app and get paid through the Windows Store

To make changes or debug your app, you can use your current IDE. It supports IntelliJ, Android Studio, and Eclipse, and in addition to Windows development machines, you can use your Mac.

Learn more about Project Astoria here.

https://dev.windows.com/en-US/uwp-bridges/project-astoria

Free Azure for Students through Microsoft Imagine

Announcing free Azure web development services for verified students – no credit card required!

  • Web Apps
  • Visual Studio Online
  • Application Insights

Creating games and apps is your dream, and Microsoft Imagine can make it a reality. Microsoft Imagine connects you with the tools and knowledge you need to create, code, and develop your ideas.

Microsoft Imagine helps students of all ages learn to code and build their skills with free software and online learning.  Learn more at http://imagine.microsoft.com.