By now, hopefully you’ve had a chance to get your Windows Store Developer Account up and running. If not, get on it! Remember, if you have an MSDN subscription, a DreamSpark account (for students registered in select, accredited, post-secondary educational institutions) or BizSpark, you can activate a free 1 year membership. See my post from last week on how to make the registration process quick and painless.
Assuming you have, or you will shortly, what’s the next step? Learn how to build Windows Store applications! Now you can go through all of the documentation that is available at the Windows Developer Center OR you can roll up your sleeves and get your hands on some code right away (personally that’s my preference).
Here are 9 hands-on labs to get you started. The best part – they’re hosted virtually so you don’t even have to a) have Windows 8 installed (yet!) and b) have to download and install any tools.
NOTE: At the time of publishing, the virtual labs are using Windows 8 Release Preview. We’re working on getting those updated to use the latest version of Windows 8 – RTM. If you are already running Windows 8 RTM and wish work on labs that have been updated for Windows 8 RTM, you can download the labs here.
XAML and C# Labs
By the time you’ve gone through these labs, you’ll know how to build really interesting and easy-to-use applications that you’ll be able to sell to millions of users! Think of the opportunities…