//build 2013

Yesterday Steve Ballmer kicked off Build 2013 in San Francisco (The Moscone Center, June 26-June 28) by announcing the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview, which I blogged earlier. This years Build 2013 will showcase how developers can take advantage of the future of Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and much more.  At…


Download & install Windows 8.1 Preview

As updated earlier, Windows 8.1 will be a free update for Windows 8 consumers later this year through the Windows Store – but today you can to take a first-hand look at many of the new features and improvements with the Windows 8.1 Preview. You can get more info by referring Brandon LeBlanc’s post or…

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Free eBook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

This wonderful eBook is written by Kraig. He provides comprehensive coverage of the platform for Windows Store apps, and devoted chapters on live tiles, notifications, background tasks, background transfers, networking, devices, printing, WinRT components, accessibility, localization, and the Windows Store itself. The final eBook contains 17 chapters. And of course all of the earlier chapters…

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Developers Must: Download MSDN Samples library browser

Developers love code samples, but they have been sitting in front of desktop for too long. A Sample Browser app can give them some time to sit relaxingly in a sofa and continue to learn the beloved code samples. The Sample Browser gives developers a new experience to search, download, learn, and share thousands of…

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Download: Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC)

Now you can download and try the next release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, will offer businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across premises and helps IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently. + Download the 64-bit ISO: GET STARTED NOW +…

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Download: Windows 8 – Release Preview

Now you can download the Windows 8 Release Preview, the next milestone of the highly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. It’s available for download today in 14 languages at http://preview.windows.com, the Windows 8 Release Preview delivers a fast and fluid experience, along with a new user interface that responds equally well to touch as it…

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Update: Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 available for download

The Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available for your download. It enables Windows Phone developers to do two things: Develop apps that work well on the new 256 MB devices Use the WPSDK 7.1 to develop on machines running Windows 8 The 7.1.1 Update is really just that – it’s an update to…


Next Generation Windows file system: ReFS

Have you heard about “ReFS”? ReFS stands for Resilient File System. It’s the next generation Windows file system being introduced in Windows Server 8, replaces NTFS. For more info, you can read Steve’s related blog post @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/16/building-the-next-generation-file-system-for-windows-refs.aspx

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