If you’re interested in Windows Store apps with C++ and XAML, check out the work I’m doing with the patterns & practices team on an developer sample called Hilo. Hilo is a basic photo viewing and tagging app that totally re-imagines Hilo for Windows 7 by embracing new form factors and experiences that Windows 8 enables.
This project is a work in progress. Try it today and be sure to join us on the Discussions tab. We’d love to hear your feedback on our progress!