Giving both users and developers a common set of tools and UI is certainly a novel concept. Microsoft wants to give people one set of developer APIs on all of their devices, including the apps and the UI they run on. Clearly an ambitious goal for the new Operating Systems Engineering Group which Microsoft formed two months ago as part of a broad reorganization of the company. Read the full story here.
Microsoft moves forward with their unified code base concept which runs from smartphones to servers which would offer users a consistent experience across devices at home and at work.