Category Archives: WinRT

Windows 8 and WinRT: Links, News and Resources

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.

WinRT demystified – Miguel de Icaza

Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Build Conference

Some Thoughts on Windows 8

Sessions at BUILD Day 2 and Windows 8

WinRT and .NET in Windows 8

Bye Bye Brain, first game on Windows 8

The final days of Adobe Flash

Windows Developer Preview Metro style app samples
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

WinRT is Replacing Win32

Build 2011: What Is WinRT, and Is Silverlight Dead?
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

InfoQ: WinRT: An Object Orientated Replacement for Win32
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

Best place to discuss Windows 8

Metro style browsing and plug-in free HTML5

Experiencing Windows 8 touch on Windows 7 hardware

Welcome to Windows 8 – The Developer Preview

JAPF » Blog Archive » BUILD: WinRT, Silverlight, WPF, XAML

Building real-time web apps with WebSockets using IIS, ASP.NET and WCF | BUILD2011 | Channel 9

A bad picture is worth a thousand long discussions. « Doug Seven

Internet Explorer 10 Metro will not support Flash, Silverlight – Tech Products & Geek News |

C#er : IMage: Windows 8: What you Need to Know

"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

Guide to Installing and Booting Windows 8 Developer Preview off a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)

A few facts about Microsoft’s new Windows Runtime « Tim Anderson’s ITWriting

OK, so I think HTML/JS for Metro apps is a good idea « codeface

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re wrong. « Doug Seven
Metro, Silverlight, .NET

Microsoft to developers: Metro is your future | ZDNet

Microsoft Unveils ‘Reimagined’ Windows 8 at Build Event — Visual Studio Magazine

Welcome to Windows 8 – The Developer Preview – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8 – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Windows 8 will feature Hyper-V guest OS machine virtualization | ExtremeTech

"A sort of PC": how Windows 8 will invade tablets (and why it might work)

Improving our file management basics: copy, move, rename, and delete – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

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