Since we’re already on the topic of Security (see previous post Windows Azure = Security + Privacy + Compliance), might as well talk about it within the context of Windows 8.1. We often get the question:
“What has Microsoft done to further enable security in its new Windows offering?”
Though there were many improvements in Windows 8.1, the ones that stuck out the most for developers were:
It would not be proper of me to talk about security in Windows 8.1 and not mention what Windows is doing on the Trustworthy Computing side. Rather than going through it here though, take a half hour and watch Crispin Cowan’s What Every Developer Should Know About Building Trustworthy Apps. I know that learned a thing or two about how to avoid security pitfalls while developing Windows Store apps and how to inspire user confidence in apps. Is there something specific that you do in your apps that you believe increases your users’ confidence and trust in your app? If so, please share – start a new conversation in the Canadian Developer Connection LinkedIn group.
If you’re interested to learn more about the security improvements on more of the OS itself vs. what pertains specifically to Windows Store apps, make sure you check out the new What’s New in Windows 8.1 Security course on MVA.