So this is something a little (lot) different. Even though this blog is focused like a laser on Windows 8, I came across a company and a product that you might just want to check out. The company name is Sweetlabs and they were founded in 2008 to "empower developers to reach new users and [...]
As we all know, with the introduction of Windows 8, Microsoft has created a new Metro user interface. The Metro interface (by itself) is not without flaws but it's a clean, modern looking user interface that could potentially take on the iPad's interface. This won't be easy as the iPad is more established but there [...]
Another video from Microsoft. Metro style app development is probably going to be very big in 2012 and massive in 2013. There's a lot to learn and it can be really intimidating at first. This video will teach you how to design your Metro style apps by using HTML5 and CSS3 features like regions, grid layout, [...]
More Windows 8 training videos from the BUILD conference regarding building Windows 8 apps that print. This session teaches formatting content and customizing the print experience for consumers. Topics for discussion: Metro, HTML5, XAML and C+ The presentation is by Microsoft employees Darren Davis and Jon Kay.
Welcome to part 4 of my series, The road to Windows 8. In the first part I talked about the BUILD conference. In the second part, I talked about what I believe to be the overall vision for Microsoft’s Windows 8. In the third part, I did a little video post talking about my impressions [...]
Microsoft released Windows 8 Developer Preview with the sole intention of introducing developers with the tools and techniques needed to develop applications for Metro UI. So far, Microsoft has only discussed about using Visual Studio Express to build applications for Windows 8 but you can expect a large number of third party application development tools [...]
There has been a lot of silence from Microsoft regarding the fate of Silverlight. They haven't said that it will die and they haven't said that it will live. My personal belief is that they want Silverlight to die a discreet quiet death and as a result will try and keep references low key until Windows 8. [...]
So one of the mistakes people make when they read my blog or find my blog is that they assume I am a Microsoft Windows advocate. I am not and do not own any MSFT stock either. I have nothing against Microsoft or Windows, I just try and evaluate the technology based on things I [...]