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Windows 8 app developer blog

Insights on building Windows Store apps by the Windows 8 engineering team
  • Blog Post: Being productive in the background – background tasks

    In my previous post ( Being productive in the background ), I explained the Windows 8 background model and how your app can be productive even when it’s not on screen in a power efficient manner. In today’s post, I will talk about background tasks and how your app can run code in the background even...
  • Blog Post: Being productive when your app is offscreen

    In the Managing app lifecycle post, Adam Barrus described the new app lifecycle introduced in Windows 8. The most common question we hear is “what if my app has to do something important when it is not on screen, for example, download a file or email or play music”? In this two part series, I’ll tell...
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