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  • Blog Post: Publishing your apps to the Windows Store for Windows 8.1

    With today’s announcement of Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 availability , the Windows Store is now open for submitting apps targeting Windows 8.1.  Here’s more from the Windows App Builder blog: For those of you who started working on your app with our Preview versions, you’ll first need to...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and new Surface Accessories

    Pre-order here: www.surface.com/pre-order .  It's no secret that I love my Surface Pro, so the Surface Pro 2 has me all twitterpated. The dock station is particularly exciting, but I admit that the new magnesium color is winning my heart. Panos Panay made the big announcement today: Surface Pro...
  • Blog Post: New help for porting iOS apps to Windows Store apps

    The following new articles for iOS developers are live on the Windows Store apps Dev Center : Windows 8 controls for iOS developers Rethinking iOS table views (includes video) Titlebars, toolbars and app bars Collection views Charms (includes video) Tiles and badges Windows 8 cookbook for iOS devs Skinning...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 features revealed

    Antoine Leblond has a quick summary of new features in Windows 8.1 (aka Windows Blue): Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1 . Here are a few fun new features. “ Search Hero ”: The Search charm will provide global search results powered by Bing in a rich, simple-to-read, aggregated view of...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Dev Center experience is live

    Check it out here . It’s much more colorful and engaging, and hopefully it’s easier to find the development and design guidance you need to create beautiful Windows Store apps. Get the details at the Windows 8 app developer blog: Introducing a new Windows Dev Center experience . The Windows team is focused...
  • Blog Post: Add NFC to your Windows Store app

    The indispensable Windows 8 app developer blog has a nice overview of programming NFC in your Windows Store apps. Priya Dandawate walks you through the deets in this excellent post . Here’s a little C# snippet to whet the appetite: 1: private void InitializeProximityDevice() 2: { 3:  ...
  • Blog Post: Sign up for the Unity for Windows Store Apps open beta

    Sign up here . From unity3d.com : Be one of the first Unity developers to port your content to tablets and PCs running Windows 8 and Windows RT and publish it on Windows Store. As a participant in our open beta for the Unity Windows Store apps port, you get the chance to see how your content will run...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 app drops

    Check it out here . Now you can browse the treasure trove of MSDN videos known as Channel 9 from your Start screen. If you’re using Microsoft technologies, Channel 9 probably has video content that will speed your development efforts. The Channel 9 app aggregates Shows , Series , and Events in a single...
  • Blog Post: jQuery 2.0 supports Windows Store app development

    From the Windows 8 app developer blog : If you’ve already done some web development, it’s likely you’ve used the open source JavaScript framework jQuery. And if you’ve tried building Windows Store apps using jQuery, you might have run into errors related to JavaScript runtime or dynamic content. With...
  • Blog Post: BUILD Windows conference announced: June 26 in San Francisco

    Here’s the site: BUILD . If you’re developing apps with Microsoft technologies, this is the conference to attend. Registration opens at 09:00am PDT, April 2, 2013 Early bird (first 500): $1,595 // Full: $2,095 See you there! Technorati Tags: Windows
  • Blog Post: Sample Browser app is available in the Windows Store

    The MSDN Sample Gallery is the gateway to Microsoft’s software development technologies, from close-to-the-metal programming with Win32 to higher levels of abstraction with XAML and WinRT. Now there’s a Windows Store app that brings the Sample Gallery to your Start screen: Sample Browser . Search thousands...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Posterpedia app is available in the Windows Store

    Martin McClean has long been the Keeper of the Posters over in the Windows Server business unit, and now he’s teamed up with Brian Lich to produce this beautiful Windows Store app, Server Posterpedia . They make C#/XAML sing and dance, bringing a sleek pan-and zoom user experience to the giant posters...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows Store App Labs for app builders

    From the Windows 8 app developer blog : Windows Store App Labs are in more than 30 cities around the world for all app builders – developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Check out and test the newest Windows 8 devices. Get technical guidance from Windows 8 experts. Get design guidance from leading...
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