Microsoft talk about Reclaiming memory from Metro style apps in Windows 8

In a new blog on the Windows 8 Development Blog, Microsoft talk a bit about reclaiming memory from Metro Style applications.

The post is introduced by Steven Sinofsky and authored by Bill Karagounis on the Windows 8 Fundamentals team.

In the post, he details the behind-the-scenes efforts to reclaim memory even when apps are suspended, and how this all happens without developers needing to worry.

Here’s the summary of the post:

Several classes of modern software will continue to evolve to use more and more memory – photo editing of giant RAW images, in-memory databases, very large spreadsheets, and so on. Whether these have WinRT-based implementations or desktop implementations, the OS needs to evolve to manage these ever-increasing memory requests. WinRT is an opportunity for programmers to use an API that allows access to all the memory they need while putting the user first in terms of responsiveness and getting work done.

You can check out the full blog post here.

Here’s the associated video below.

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