Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

November, 2012

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  • Out Of The Box

    Where can you find this symbol?

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    The Windows 8 ecosystem provides several ways to discover app’s. First, every Windows 8 machine has the Windows Store application.  One can find an app via promotion on the landing page, via application categories and filtering, and even via the...
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    40 Million Licenses sold of Windows 8

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    Yesterday, Tami Reller brought some enlightenment about Windows 8 at a technology conference in Arizona. You can see the Microsoft post here .  Everyone is talking about the 40M licenses sold, and attempting to correlate to our performance. That...
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    What a Windows 8 developer does with Store quality reports?

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    At some point, your submitted Windows Store application may be crashing. And the store Quality Reports will help you detect this. We’ll provide some data about the crash via .DMP files. But, to get a more detail explanation, see the June blog post, Improving...
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    If you have a Windows Surface RT, then you’ll love this utility

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    While we wait for the Surface Pro to arrive, I just had to have a Surface RT device. And I really like it.  But, I have been looking for some scenarios that would take advantage of the compass. And then I found Jack of Tools , which has it’s oringin...
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    Ripping music in Windows 8

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    Since I have a Surface RT in my house, I’m learning to see how far Windows 8 can take me with out 3rd party desktop applications. And thus, today’s dilemma -  how do I RIP music from a newly purchased CD, like I used to do with Zune software? At...
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