Porting to Windows 8 from iOS – Part 1

For the past few years, I’ve been writing apps – mostly Astronomy apps – for various devices, and this week I’ve been experimenting with porting them to Windows 8. I thought I would start with a relatively simple app called “What’s Up?”. This app takes your current location and time, and draws a simplified view…

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The Easy Way to Write Windows 8 Games

One of my goals in my new position on the Windows 8 Developer Documentation team is to help encourage the vast number of App Developers out there to take a look at Windows 8 (if they haven’t already). As an app developer myself, it was a little surprising to see how much Microsoft have changed…

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Got a Mac? Try Windows 8.

Through a remarkably generous offer, Microsoft is helping you Mac folks try Windows 8 – primarily to aid with testing websites on the latest Internet Explorer. If you visit the Modern.ie website, you’ll see a special offer which allows you to get a USB stick with a copy of Parallels Desktop 8 and Windows 8…

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I’m back, baby!

The last time I posted on this blog site was about 3 or 4 years ago, and I was a PM in Microsoft Ireland – messing around with games, and XNA and – believe it or not – Zunes. Now (after an absence from Microsoft that I might explain later) I’m back in Redmond. This…

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