Activating Windows 8 contracts in your app

One topic that we’ve demonstrated quite a bit is how apps on a Windows 8 PC can communicate with other apps and web services.  At the start of Windows 8 we chose an approach where apps can be the source or destination for data you want to share—sort of like a clipboard, but with a…

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Designing search for the Start screen

Given the ton of interest in the design of the new Start screen we wanted to dive deeper into the topic of search. There’s a clear focus on efficiency and overall professional productivity in the comments. For professional scenarios, every keystroke matters. One new aspect of the Windows 8 platform is the ability for Metro…

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