Windows 8 Feature Set:

Learn how to use the features for windows 8,
the new User Interface for windows 8

Windows 8 Feature set:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/features

Know How?

Learn how to use certain features for windows 8 and how you can get around with it

Getting around windows 8:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/tutorial

Using Share, Search and settings Charm:

Charms are a new way to interact with windows 8, with these cool new features, you can add interactivity.

Using Charms, search and Share:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/charms

Developing for Windows 8

Developing for windows is fun, all you need is the right kind of tools for developing and kick starting yourself for windows 8 app development

Prerequisites for Windows 8 App Development:

  • Windows 8 (it’s a must to have windows 8 as the primary OS for developing modern UI apps for windows 8. You will not be able to develop modern UI apps on earlier versions of windows OS). Download it here

 

  • Visual Studio 2012 (it’s a must), download it here

 

Once you are done with the installation of windows 8, and visual Studio, you are ready to develop your first App for windows 8.

Windows 8 App Development – at a glance

Windows 8 provides you the freedom to run native desktop mode and the modern UI, side by side, thus allowing you to enjoy the famous desktop environment and also the modern UI for the touch and non-touch enabled devices.

Also, with windows 8, Microsoft has introduced a store and with this massive opportunity in place, developers can now pitch their solutions to a world for which they didn’t had the access previously, and can earn great deal from it. To add icing on the cake, developers now have the freedom to build apps in their favorite language, the Languages supported are:

  • HTML/JS
  • XAML/C#
  • VB
  • C++

With this many languages supported, developers now can feel at ease, and can develop applications on whatever language they are proficient on.

Considerations

With all the prerequisites in place, there are certain things to keep in mind before actually publishing your application to the marketplace.

Once you have launched visual studio and create your first project, you are presented with the above screen allowing you to select any of the given six projects to choose from.

 

Create your first Windows Store App using C# or Visual Basic

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh974581.aspx