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September 16, 2011

Windows 8 and WinRT: Links, News and Resources

Filed under: .NET, C Sharp, HTML5, JavaScript, Links, Windows 8, WinRT — ajlopez @ 9:38 am

This week Windows 8 was unveiled and introduced into society, at Build Conference. Some links I found interesting about Windows 8, Metro applications, WinRT and .NET programming.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8

WinRT demystified – Miguel de Icaza
http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/Sep-15.html

Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/

Build Conference
http://www.buildwindows.com/

Some Thoughts on Windows 8
http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/sasha/archive/2011/09/14/some-thoughts-on-windows-8.aspx

Sessions at BUILD Day 2 and Windows 8
http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/sasha/archive/2011/09/15/sessions-at-build-day-2-and-windows-8.aspx

WinRT and .NET in Windows 8
http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/sasha/archive/2011/09/15/winrt-and-net-in-windows-8.aspx

Bye Bye Brain, first game on Windows 8
http://vimeo.com/29104421

The final days of Adobe Flash
http://www.bytheshaw.com/article/The+final+days+of+Adobe+Flash.html

Windows Developer Preview Metro style app samples
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Windows-Developer-Preview-6b53adbb
The Windows Developer Preview Samples Gallery contains a variety of code samples that exercise the various new programming models, platforms, features, and components available for the BUILD conference.

Using WinRT from .NET
http://ermau.com/using-winrt-from-net/

WinRT is Replacing Win32
http://www.winsupersite.com/blog/supersite-blog-39/windows8/winrt-replacing-win32-140605

Build 2011: What Is WinRT, and Is Silverlight Dead?
http://www.readwriteweb.com/hack/2011/09/build-2011-what-is-winrt-and-i.php
The Windows Runtime library (WinRT) is the principal provider of system services for applications in Windows 8 that will be designed to incorporate the new "Metro" style

Functional Fun: Windows Runtime – Dial in the right expectations before reading up
http://blog.functionalfun.net/2011/09/windows-runtime-dial-in-right.html

InfoQ: WinRT: An Object Orientated Replacement for Win32
http://www.infoq.com/news/2011/09/WinRT-API
User interfaces in C++ will be written primarily in XAML.
Overlapping Windows No Longer Exist <— I remember Windows 1.0 ;-)
Under WinRT all APIs are exposed as objects that C# and VB can consume directly.
The fourth major language for Windows 8 is JavaScript.
All Metro Applications Must be Digitally Signed.

Sinofsky outlines the Windows 8 vision | News | TechRadar UK
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/sinofsky-outlines-the-windows-8-vision-1027101?src=rss&attr=all

Best place to discuss Windows 8
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/14/best-place-to-discuss-windows-8.aspx

Metro style browsing and plug-in free HTML5
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/14/metro-style-browsing-and-plug-in-free-html5.aspx

Experiencing Windows 8 touch on Windows 7 hardware
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/13/experiencing-windows-8-touch-on-windows-7-hardware.aspx

Welcome to Windows 8 – The Developer Preview
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/13/welcome-to-windows-8-the-developer-preview.aspx

JAPF » Blog Archive » BUILD: WinRT, Silverlight, WPF, XAML
http://www.japf.fr/2011/09/build-winrt-silverlight-wpf-xaml/

Building real-time web apps with WebSockets using IIS, ASP.NET and WCF | BUILD2011 | Channel 9
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011/SAC-807T

A bad picture is worth a thousand long discussions. « Doug Seven
http://dougseven.com/2011/09/15/a-bad-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-long-discussions/

Internet Explorer 10 Metro will not support Flash, Silverlight – Tech Products & Geek News | Geek.com
http://www.geek.com/articles/news/internet-explorer-10-metro-will-not-support-flash-silverlight-20110915/

C#er : IMage: Windows 8: What you Need to Know
http://csharperimage.jeremylikness.com/2011/09/windows-8-what-you-need-to-know.html?m=1

"What’s New in the .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview" (and Yield is coming to VB.Net!) – Greg’s Cool [Insert Clever Name] of the Day
http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-in-net-framework-45-developer.html

Guide to Installing and Booting Windows 8 Developer Preview off a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/GuideToInstallingAndBootingWindows8DeveloperPreviewOffAVHDVirtualHardDisk.aspx

A few facts about Microsoft’s new Windows Runtime « Tim Anderson’s ITWriting
http://www.itwriting.com/blog/4866-a-few-facts-about-microsofts-new-windows-runtime.html

OK, so I think HTML/JS for Metro apps is a good idea « codeface
http://blog.markrendle.net/2011/09/15/ok-so-i-think-the-htmljs-for-metro-apps-is-a-good-idea/

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re wrong. « Doug Seven
http://dougseven.com/2011/09/14/i-know-what-youre-thinking-and-youre-wrong/
Metro, Silverlight, .NET

Microsoft to developers: Metro is your future | ZDNet
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-to-developers-metro-is-your-future/10611

Microsoft Unveils ‘Reimagined’ Windows 8 at Build Event — Visual Studio Magazine
http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2011/09/13/build-preview-of-windows-8.aspx

Welcome to Windows 8 – The Developer Preview – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/13/welcome-to-windows-8-the-developer-preview.aspx

Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8 – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/08/delivering-fast-boot-times-in-windows-8.aspx

Windows 8 will feature Hyper-V guest OS machine virtualization | ExtremeTech
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/95339-windows-8-will-feature-hyper-v-guest-os-machine-virtualization?obref=obinsite

"A sort of PC": how Windows 8 will invade tablets (and why it might work)
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/08/a-sort-of-pc-how-windows-8-will-invade-tablets-and-why-it-might-work.ars

Improving our file management basics: copy, move, rename, and delete – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/23/improving-our-file-management-basics-copy-move-rename-and-delete.aspx

My Links
http://www.delicious.com/ajlopez/windows8
http://www.delicious.com/ajlopez/winrt
http://www.delicious.com/ajlopez/vs2011

Angel "OMGC++Again" Lopez

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