Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 announced

Hot on the heals of the June 18th announcement of the Microsoft Surface tablets for Windows 8, yesterday we got to hear all about our plans for Windows Phone 8… and Windows Phone 7.8. If you have a Windows Phone 7.5 device today, then you have a great update to look forward to in Windows…

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Surface from Microsoft – a new family of pcs for Windows 8

June 18th – when everything changed Yesterday we showed off two beautiful Windows tablets from Microsoft (read the announcement) I am excited… very excited For more information about Surface, visit http://www.surface.com. Related Links: Develop Metro Style Apps for Windows 8 if you’re in the UK and want to get a Windows 8 app in the…

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Developing for Windows on ARM – looking great!

On June 12th Jason Zander posted What you need to know about developing for Windows on ARM (WOA) along with a companion video on Channel 9. All looks very impressive to me – well done to the team. In summary: You do the dev on an intel machine You can then deploy to ARM and…

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Pinning sites in Windows 8 – add two meta tags to make it high quality

Windows 8 IE10 allows you to pin sites to the start screen. But the site end up pinned with a favicon (if defined) and an auto generated colour. That is unless you add two meta tags and create yourself a png of 144px by 144px. <meta name="msapplication-TileImage" content="images/benthepcguy-144.png"/> <meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#d83434"/> Which can take you…

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Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

As much as I love Metro style applications, the announcement on Friday (8th June) gets a big thumbs up from me Read more on the Visual Studio Blog.

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