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ANGLE Available Through Visual Studio OpenGLES2 Templates

Using ANGLE keeps getting easier! The Visual Studio team has taken the Visual Studio project templates found in our GitHub site and integrated them into their new Visual C++ OpenGLES2 Project Template, available for download now. The template is designed to create Visual Studio 2015 projects for multiple platforms using the same OpenGL ES 2.0 rendering...

OpenCV HighGui module available for WinRT

MS Open Tech has just made a new contribution to the OpenCV open source project. It introduces support for Modern Windows of most of the API surface of the highgui module, which is used for quick UI prototyping. The only functionality that was not covered by this contribution was keyboard and mouse events tracking. We are especially happy to share...

Office 365 Open Source plugins for Moodle: getting better all the time

Earlier today we shared the news that the upcoming Cypress release of Open edX, the most popular open source MOOC (massive open online course), will include new features for tighter integration with Office 365. Those features are the result of our open source collaboration with members of the Open edX community. In addition to the new work we’re doing...

Open edX + Microsoft Office 365: Better Together

In the past few days, key contributions have been accepted into the Open edX codebase to enable integration between Open edX, a popular open source system for massive open online courses or MOOCs and Office 365’s popular productivity software and services. This continues Microsoft’s contributions to educational open source software including Office...

Running Cocos2d-x Games on Windows IoT Core

Windows IoT core is coming with the Windows Universal Platform support, so Cocos2d-x games may also have the potential to become Windows IoT Core applications. I took the liberty of testing one on my Raspberry PI II…and it’s running!   System Setup You can reference the steps to install IoT core on the Raspberry Pi II  in my previous post. Once Raspberry...

Running Video with OpenCV on Modern Windows

Our latest contribution of open source code to the OpenCV project completes the relevant OpenCV libraries to enable  video modules to run on Modern Windows (Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, as well as the Windows 10 preview!). Getting Started To take advantage of this, you will first need to clone the OpenCv repo and follow the readme instructions to...

ANGLE for Windows Store Is Now Available via NuGet

Since 2013, Microsoft has been involved with the ANGLE Project, helping developers run their OpenGL ES 2.0 apps on Windows.  In 2014, we helped those apps run on Windows Phones by providing support for DirectX feature level 9_3 and the Windows Universal App platform.  Today, we make it even easier for developers to use ANGLE in their apps by making...

How to create a Bootable Windows 10 VHD for cocos2d-x Development

As the Windows 10 technologies become available, we thought useful to help you create a Virtual Machine for Windows 10 for testing your ideas and projects with Cocos2d-x.   Warnings · DISABLE BITLOCKER BEFORE CONTINUING!! These instructions have not yet worked successfully with a BitLocker enabled drive. · Back up your files and make sure you have a...

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....

UAP in Action: Running OpenCV on Raspberry Pi II

Microsoft Windows 10 offers the promise to build applications once that will run on every device. Leveraging our contributions to OpenCV for Modern Windows , we have also worked with the product engineering team to apply this work to Win10. With this last branch (vs2015-samples) on the MS Open Tech GitHub repo, we allow developers to build OpenCV for...

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