Build new experiences with apps that do more, for more people, on more devices. Using what you already know.

Build connected mobile apps for consumers and businesses, games for all device types, and more. If you dream it up, you can build it.

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Innovate and be recognized.

Create new, connected experiences on a range of devices.

Create cloud-connected apps that work across phones, tablets, PCs, Xbox, and the web.

Use advanced hardware sensors in Windows, and Kinect’s voice and gesture technology to bring your apps into the physical world.

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Grow your user base.

On phones, desktops, or tablets, and in living rooms, cars, or kiosks, reach more people in more places. Around the globe.

With hundreds of millions new and existing devices that can run Windows 8, the number of people you can reach around the globe is growing daily.

Flexible revenue models help you capitalize on your terms.

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Use what you know.

Whether it’s current web standards or your familiar .NET, you can use the skills you already have to build apps the way you want.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is your common toolset for all Microsoft platforms and technologies. Whether you’re building apps for the web using HTML, games with C++ and DirectX or connected .NET applications—Visual Studio will give you what you need.

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Serious fun

The way we play is changing, and the possibilities to bring your gaming vision to life are endless in the Windows ecosystem. Whether you’re building a casual mobile game, a high-concept strategy epic, or just need backend support for your existing system, there’s room for your vision.

Give players more ways to interact with your games, from touch to voice to motion. Reach more people, and keep more of what you earn. Are you ready to get serious about fun?

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Here’s your roadmapFind your place—and your app’s place—in our ecosystem.Download the toolsEverything you need to start building your app, in one helpful place.Build your skillsClass is in. Microsoft Virtual Academy offers free online courses.