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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Store apps

    The latest version of the Visual Studio Achievements extension includes 19 new achievements oriented toward Windows Store app development. These new achievements can be earned in JavaScript, C#, Visual Basic, and C++. Learn more about the new version in this Channel 9 video . With the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Complete Windows 8 Game (minus the game)

    Microsoft ADE Lindsay Lindstrom has started a series of blog posts about creating a "complete" Windows 8 game, focusing not on how to create the game (though she does provide some links for those who want to know more about this) but on "what you can do to take full advantage of the Windows 8 platform...
  • Blog Post: Hilo for JavaScript: Create a photo viewing app

    Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using JavaScript: Hilo (Windows) is a tutorial that leads you through the process of creating a Windows 8 app using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, the Windows Runtime, and modern development patterns. Here's what you'll learn: How to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Windows Store app Labs!

    Windows Store app Labs are physical locations in more than 30 cities where you can access Windows 8 devices, get design help, and meet with Windows experts to make your app great. All for free!
  • Blog Post: Our favorite articles: Windows Store apps

    This is the third in a series of posts highlighting top articles in the MSDN Library, as chosen by the documentation writers. These are articles that describe some of the features and technologies that are new/exciting to people around here. Today's post highlights articles about Windows Store apps....
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (First Preview)

    Download a free preview of Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript by Kraig Brockschmidt. This preview contains the first four chapters of the book: Chapter 1 The Life Story of a Metro Style App: Platform Characteristics of Windows 8 Chapter 2 Quickstart Chapter 3 App Anatomy...
  • Blog Post: Check out Hilo for Windows 8!

    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...
  • Blog Post: Get the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit

    The Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit includes hands-on labs to help you understand how to take advantage of the variety of enhancements in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview and the .NET Framework 4.5, how to support and manage the entire application lifecycle, and how to build Windows...
  • Blog Post: Some videos and blog posts about Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview features

    Channel 9 videos James Rapp, Sasha Dadiomov, Matthew Jacobs, and Alexey Kamenev discuss new Concurrency Visualizer features . Boris Jabes and JP Duplessis explain the new DirectX 11 development experience . This video introduces Page Inspector , a new tool that brings browser diagnostics...
  • Blog Post: Check out the BUILD conference keynote

    Steven Sinofsky and others show off Windows 8 and Windows Store apps: http://buildwindows.com . Check back tomorrow for some highlights in the new prerelease documentation.
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