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  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 “Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.”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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro, Get $30 Promotional Credit

    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 that order Windows 8 Pro a $30 Promotional Credit for orders placed between ...read more
  • Blog Post: ASUS Taichi 21-DH71 11.6-Inch Convertible Touch Ultrabook

    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 a dual screens, one 11.6” HD-LED screen as well as an 11.6” LED touch screen ...read more
  • Blog Post: ASUS VivoBook X202E Windows 8 Touch Laptop

    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 ® 8 Home Premium (64-bit) Processor: 3rd Gen Intel ® Core ™ i3-3217U (1.8GHz ...read more
  • Blog Post: Professional Windows 8 Programming with C# and XAML

    It is an exciting time to be a Windows developer.  The arrival of Windows 8 is a complete game changer.  The operating system and its development platform offer you an entirely new way to create rich, full-featured Windows-based applications ...read more
  • Blog Post: Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro Now!!!

    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 as a download for those who don’t want the DVD for $39.99. ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Release Preview

    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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: KINECT for Windows – Coming to a PC near you February 1, 2012!

    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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: In advance of Windows 8, it’s good to look back at where the Ribbon came from…

    Steven Sinofsky, President of Windows Division at Microsoft, has started a new blog, Building 8.  Like Engineering 7 (the blog that told the story of the development of Windows 7), there’s an enormous amount of information on what’s coming in Windows ...read more
  • Blog Post: In advance of Windows 8, its good to look back at where the Ribbon came from

    иконография Steven Sinofsky, President of Windows Division at Microsoft, has started a new blog, Building 8.  Like Engineering 7 (the blog that told the story of the development of ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
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