On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure community members.
Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to see how developers just like you are using Windows Azure to develop applications on the best cloud platform in the industry.
Community members from all over the world will join Scott in the Channel 9 studios to present their own inventions and experiences. Whether you’re just learning Windows Azure or you've already achieved success on the platform, you won’t want to miss this special event.
November 14, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Windows 8 is the reimagining of Windows. Sure. But, let’s not forget, Windows 8 didn’t invent the new design language, Windows Phone did. To be fair Windows Media Center introduced the first low-chrome Microsoft UI for the 10 foot experience. Zune, then, adopted that clean approach and adjusted it for a small touch screen.
But, it was Windows Phone that took what we used to call the Metro style to the limit. That team created a crisp and clean design language that was magically pervasive and universally appreciated. Windows 8.0 adopted it, Windows 8.1 gets even more like Phone.
After several painstaking minutes, I was able to create a fully-vectored rendition of the Star Trek 2009 Enterprise as rendered by Alain Rivard. It’s a beautiful image and mine is a close approximation. Anyway, I wanted to have something complex to put into my new Windows 8.1 hub template without having to include an image in the project. This is where I ended up. Mostly, I think, because this image is my current desktop background. You want it? Here’s the code. Live long and… you know.