pokki logo 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 monetize great...

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 are a...

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, flexible...

A new video from Microsoft about using JavaScript to build Metro style applications. In this session, you’ll learn how to organize your code using the same coding standards Microsoft used to build Windows library for JavaScript, how to make your code robust and maintainable. You’ll also learn how to bring in 3rd party...

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.

Another Microsoft Windows 8 training video from the previous BUILD conference. This one covers the basics of creating a Metro style application using HTML5. If you’re not really too familiar with writing Javascript on the client-side, this may be the video for you to watch. Tony Ross from Microsoft is the presenter.

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 of the metro interface. In this...

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...

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. That also...

Microsoft officials have made it clear that HTML5 and JavaScript are going to be key to Microsoft’s Office 15. Microsoft is going to be creating a new generation of Office development tools that will focus on HTML5 and JavaScript. And it seems the tools will target not just Office, but also Office 365 as a development...