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Building Windows 8

An inside look from the Windows engineering team
  • Blog Post: Updating live tiles without draining your battery

    One thing that is becoming far more commonplace across all of our “screens” is the idea of lightweight notifications. Originally, Windows Gadgets were to offer this type of functionality—the idea is a quick heads up display for some critical information (news, weather, sports scores...
  • Blog Post: Extending "Windows 8" apps to the cloud with SkyDrive

    Building on the recent post about signing in to Windows 8 with a Windows Live ID, we wanted to talk a bit about using SkyDrive from within new Windows 8 Metro style apps. While apps get some amount of "automatic usage" of SkyDrive to roam settings, and the apps themselves roam, we know developers are...
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