Doug Holland - An Architects Perspective
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Sharing Code between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Applications
What’s more exciting than writing apps for the Windows and Windows Phone Stores? Sharing code between your Windows and Windows Phone versions of your apps. In the June 2013 edition of the MSDN magazine I discuss three strategies for sharing code: Portable Class Libraries (PCL’s), Windows Runtime Components...
3 Jun 2013
Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro, Get $30 Promotional Credit
“Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren /via @verge Windows 8 Review Windows 8 Pro is now available for pre-order on Amazon for just $68.88 , pre-order your copy today and get it the day it’s released on October 26th! Amazon is also offering those...
26 Oct 2012
Professional Windows 8 Programming
Updated 10/24 with final book cover design. “Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren /via @verge Windows 8 Review It is an exciting time to be a Windows developer. The arrival of Windows 8 is a complete game changer. The operating system...
24 Oct 2012
ASUS Taichi 21-DH71 11.6-Inch Convertible Touch Ultrabook
“Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren /via @verge Windows 8 Review With Windows 8 launching on October 26th there are so many cool new devices coming that it’s making my head spin. I just stumbled upon this machine on Amazon for only $1599 with...
16 Oct 2012
ASUS VivoBook X202E Windows 8 Touch Laptop
“Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren /via @verge Windows 8 Review ASUS 11.6” touch-based Windows 8 laptop now available for pre-order on Amazon for only $599.00, will be available on October 26th. Order Yours Now ! Operating System: Windows...
16 Oct 2012
Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro Now!!!
“Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren /via @verge Windows 8 Review Windows 8 Pro is now available for pre-order on Amazon for just $69.99 , pre-order your copy today and get it the day it’s released on October 26th! Windows 8 will also be available...
14 Oct 2012
Announcing BUILD 2012!!!
October 30th, 2012 to November 2nd, 2012 Microsoft Campus, Redmond, Washington Registration opens August 8th 2012, at 08:00 AM PST Tim O’Brien just blogged on MSDN Channel 9 about BUILD 2012 which will be held in Redmond, WA from October 30th, 2012 to November 2nd, 2012. At BUILD 2012 we’ll definitely...
25 Jul 2012
Windows Phone Summit - Announcing Windows Phone 8
On June 20th in San Francisco Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson introduced Windows Phone 8 and detailed the following 8 Platform Announcements that will benefit consumers, developers and hardware vendors. Multi-core processor support: As reviewers have noted, Windows Phone runs buttery smooth on phones...
25 Jun 2012
Upgrading the BUILD PC to Windows 8 Release Preview
At the BUILD conference last year Microsoft provided attendees with a Developer Preview of Windows 8 running upon a touch-based Samsung PC. In this blog post we’ll walk through the upgrade of this PC to the Windows 8 Release Preview . You’ll want to begin by downloading the Windows 8 Release Preview...
4 Jun 2012
Download the Windows 8 Release Preview today!
Windows 8 today reached another milestone with the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview which is now available for download along with the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate . While you’re downloading the Windows 8 Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate you should check out...
31 May 2012
30 To Launch Windows 8
During the month of June we are throwing down a Windows 8 app challenge in San Francisco. . . Join us over 4 weeks to build your Windows 8 app and a chance to win exciting prizes! Agenda: Week 1: · Business Opportunity for Windows 8 · Designing Apps with Metro Principles and the Windows Personality Week...
25 May 2012
Windows 8 Release Preview Coming June 2012
Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows and Windows Live Division, announced today from Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days that the Windows 8 Release Preview will be available during the first week of June. /via @BuildWindows8 As always, if you’re interested in more information about Windows 8 follow the Building...
23 Apr 2012
Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Windows 8 reached an important milestone today with the release of the Consumer Preview along with the Visual Studio “11” Beta . Along with the Consumer Preview there is also the Windows Server “8” Beta (read the associated datasheet ). If you’d like to install the Consumer Preview from a USB thumb drive...
29 Feb 2012
KINECT for Windows
KINECT for Windows is coming to a PC near you beginning February 1, 2012! How will you change the world with KINECT on your PC? According to the KINECT for Windows blog , the KINECT for Windows hardware will be available in limited quantities at first, through a variety of resellers and suppliers at...
10 Jan 2012
Windows 8 First Apps Contest
Windows 8 is powered by apps, and we’re excited to see all the great apps our developers will build. If you’re a developer you should definitely be following the Building Windows 8 and Windows Store blogs and beginning today you might also want to check out the Windows 8 First Apps Contest . Get started...
7 Dec 2011
BUILD will show you that ‘Windows 8’ changes everything!
Use what you know. Do what you’ve always imagined. BUILD is a new event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Learn how to work with the all new touch-centric user experience to create fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the...
2 Jun 2011
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