Windows 8 Development Info Kit





Windows 8 Consumer Preview – It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented.

Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Windows 8 – Tool to build Metro style apps for Windows 8.

200 Win8 Sample AppPack – This package contains over 200 samples from Microsoft.

Metro Style Design Assets – These .psd assets include templates, common controls, and common components.


Bing Maps for Windows8 XAML+C# SDK – Binaries & programming ref for the Bing Maps Win8 Control

Live SDK -The Live SDK provides a set of controls and APIs that enable applications to integrate Single Sign On
Multilingual App Toolkit for Visual Studio 11 Beta – Localize your Metro style app with translation support

Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 – choose whichever ad platform you prefer in your app.


Get started with Metro style Apps – get started building exciting apps that are alive with activity.

Get started with Visual Studio 11 Beta – Phone development extensions for Visual Studio 2010

Get started with Blend for Visual Studio 11 Beta – Cloud services running in Windows Azure

Design assets for Metro style apps – Design principles, UX design patterns, detailed UX guidelines

Windows Dev Center Home – Links to Metro style app, Desktop app, Hardware, and IE development.


Learn to build Metro style apps – This guide walks you through the essentials of writing your first app.

Developer forums – Developer forums for Metro style apps covering designing, developing, and selling apps.

Selling apps in the Windows Store – Windows Store markets, developer agreements, and checklists to prepare.

Building Windows 8 blog (B8) – An inside look at how, what, and why different features of Win8 are being built.

Windows 8 app developer blog (D8) – Explores best practices for coding and designing Metro style apps – Windows 8 Keynote and session videos

Comments (1)

  1. Jane gonzales says:

    its amazing! Im always looking for the updated software application for wndows.