In a recent Q&A session over at the Blogging Windows site, Tami Reller gave some information about the current situation and near future of Windows 8. While there were a number of things touched on, the most interesting is probably the confirmation of Windows Blue. It’s not news in itself, but Microsoft has largely [...]
We’ve launched a separate project WWAHost.exe catalog to serve as a central and independent place to catalog data about Windows 8 Metro applications. If you have an application that you would like to submit there – email us.
As I was playing around with the developer preview of Windows 8 on the Samsung device I received on BUILD, I created my first metro app – “Screenshot Share“. It does pretty much what it claims – helps you easily upload Window 8 screenshots online though via the share charm. Here’s how to install and [...]
First of the 3 big picture sessions was on the principles of building metro UI style apps. Here are key takeaways: Metro style apps should focus on the content, rather than controls, leave lots of free space around the content. Left and right edges of the screen are reserved from OS. Left – for going [...]
I’m liveblogging from the BUILD Windows conference keynote right now. Stay tuned for updates and follow http://twitter.com/#!/win8review. 8:34 – The keynote hall filled up very quickly as the doors opened. Currently there is countdown to the show start on the screen. 8:55 – from developer testimonial: desktop settings replicate between PCs via Windows Live account [...]
Planning to attend “Build Windows” conference in Anaheim next week. Will try to update the blog in realtime as information becomes available. Follow me here or on http://twitter.com/#!/win8review