Developer, do your Windows 8 Metro style tiles look like this?

Have all the Metro style apps and samples that you’ve created all gotten a disease of little X’s in the lower right corner of every tile, like an outbreak of the chicken pox? What the …? And if you try to launch one of the apps you created, do you see this screen? “Store     Your…

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World-class Windows 8 Metro style apps wanted

Do you have what it takes to create a world-class Metro style app? Would you like to have your app available in the Windows store on “Day 0”? If you do and you live in Florida, shoot an email to me (jim.blizzard@microsoft.com) or Joe Healy (jhealy@microsoft.com). If you don’t live in Florida and don’t know…

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Simple camera capture in Window 8 Metro style application

During one of my sessions from the Windows 8 Developer Camp I talked about how easy it is for current .NET developers to write Windows 8 Metro style apps. One slide in particular showed how easy it is to interact with devices, etc., through the Windows Runtime in Windows 8 as compared to how difficult…

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A must-read blog post on deploying Metro style Windows 8 apps to businesses

The Windows Store blog has an important post on deploying Metro style Windows 8 apps to businesses. Very much worth reading – twice. From the blog post: When it comes to building a Metro style app for business users, the first thing you should consider—whether you are a developer or an IT admin—is how you’ll…

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Windows 8 – Sharing and Searching

At the Windows 8 Developer Camp last week in Ft. Lauderdale, a couple of people asked me if there’s a way to control which apps are searchable (which ones show up in the app search list), and which apps are allowed to be share targets. The answer to both is, “Yep.” In Windows 8, Searching…

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