Microsoft Lures Mac Developers With Quickstart Kit

April 2, 2013 - 1 minute read

As mobile app developers we become aware this morning that Microsoft is tempting Mac developers to start working on Windows with it’s Windows QuickStart Kit which includes a copy of Windows 8 Pro and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac on a USB storage device.

Microsoft’s group program manager for Internet Explorer Sandeep Singhal,  states in today’s announcement “the most common way you test across browsers is through virtualization of many browsers and operating system combinations using your favorite virtualization platform, such as Hyper-V, VMWare, VirtualBox, or Parallels.”

So they are making a limited number of Quickstart kits available here to help MAC based devs run and presumably develop on Windows 8.

There is no menton of how many are available so we’d advise you to snap them up quickly and take advantage of this offer.

As iPad app developers in Los Angeles we’re wondering how many IOS developers would try there hand at mobile 8. We reported yesterday that Windows mobile use it up 52% so it could be potentially a financial windfall for developers who get in early before the market place becomes as saturated as the Apple App store.


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