Windows 8 SDK Developer Satisfaction Survey

Five questions, five minutes here. If you’ve done any Windows 8 development, we want to hear from you. If you’ve dipped your toes, or if you’ve shipped Metro style apps in the store, we need to know what you think of the SDK. That is all. Windows 8 Developer Satisfaction Survey Technorati Tags: Windows 8,Visual…

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Windows 8 background tasks and lock screen hotness

The indispensible Windows 8 app developer blog has a new post that shows the nuts and bolts of background tasks, maintenance triggers, and the lock screen. The lock screen is a particularly neat scenario, because your app gets to share a highly visible bit of UI with other important apps: Windows PM Hari Pulapaka explains…

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Tell me about your Metro style app development pain points

I’m heading to TechEd North America 2012 in June, and I’ll be collecting feedback from devs and designers on concerns and issues that confront you in Windows 8. Areas of interest include, but aren’t limited to: Database connectivity (Cloud, SQL, local, web services, etc.) UX design guidance Porting code and migrating from other platforms Authoring…

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Creating fast and fluid Metro style apps by using asynchronous operations

As we approach the release of Windows 8, interest in developing Metro style apps is rising. I’m eager to start blogging about the world of Windows 8 coding later this year. In the meantime, we’re getting tantalizing tidbits from the product team’s Windows 8 app developer blog, like this excellent post from Program Manager Jason…

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