It’s the perfect guide to programming Windows 8 applications, and gives you the whole story for creating Windows 8 Metro apps. As it’s only the preview version, the whole thing isn’t yet there – just the first four chapters:
- The life story of a Metro Style App
- App Anatomy and Page Navigation
- Controls, Control Styling, and Basic Data Binding
And the further 14 chapters will come out over the next few months. But if you’re interested in getting started, or you’ve got students that you know will want to have a go, then this is a good start.
And if you want to know why it’s worth thinking about Windows 8 app development, Daniel Sharp’s got some interesting thoughts over on The Kernel in “Windows 8 is an Android killer”
Bonus: Here’s a long list of more free technical ebooks from Microsoft Press.