Sharing Code between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Applications

What’s more exciting than writing apps for the Windows and Windows Phone Stores? Sharing code between your Windows and Windows Phone versions of your apps. In the June 2013 edition of the MSDN magazine I discuss three strategies for sharing code: Portable Class Libraries (PCL’s), Windows Runtime Components (and Windows Phone Runtime Components), and Visual…

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Professional Windows 8 Programming

Updated 10/24 with final book cover design. “Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren /via @verge Windows 8 Review It is an exciting time to be a Windows developer.  The arrival of Windows 8 is a complete game changer.  The operating system and…

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Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro, Get $30 Promotional Credit

Windows 8 Pro is now available for pre-order on Amazon for just $68.88, pre-order your copy today and get it the day it’s released on October 26th! Amazon is also offering those that order Windows 8 Pro a $30 Promotional Credit for orders placed between 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) October 15, 2012, and 11:59 p.m….

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ASUS Taichi 21-DH71 11.6-Inch Convertible Touch Ultrabook

With Windows 8 launching on October 26th there are so many cool new devices coming that it’s making my head spin. I just stumbled upon this machine on Amazon for only $1599 with a dual screens, one 11.6” HD-LED screen as well as an 11.6” LED touch screen, wild!!! The PC also comes with an…

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ASUS VivoBook X202E Windows 8 Touch Laptop

ASUS 11.6” touch-based Windows 8 laptop now available for pre-order on Amazon for only $599.00, will be available on October 26th. Order Yours Now! Operating System: Windows® 8 Home Premium (64-bit) Processor: 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-3217U (1.8GHz) Memory: 4GB DDR3 Display: 11.6" LED Backlight HD (1366X768) capacitive touch panel with multi-touch functionality Storage: 500GB…

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Professional Windows 8 Programming with C# and XAML

It is an exciting time to be a Windows developer.  The arrival of Windows 8 is a complete game changer.  The operating system and its development platform offer you an entirely new way to create rich, full-featured Windows-based applications.  Along with my fellow authors we you on a journey through all of the new development…

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Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro Now!!!

Windows 8 Pro is now available for pre-order on Amazon for just $69.99, pre-order your copy today and get it the day it’s released on October 26th! Windows 8 will also be available as a download for those who don’t want the DVD for $39.99.

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Announcing BUILD 2012!!!

October 30th, 2012 to November 2nd, 2012 Microsoft Campus, Redmond, Washington Registration opens August 8th 2012, at 08:00 AM PST Tim O’Brien just blogged on MSDN Channel 9 about BUILD 2012 which will be held in Redmond, WA from October 30th, 2012 to November 2nd, 2012. At BUILD 2012 we’ll definitely be talking about Windows…

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Windows Phone Summit – Announcing Windows Phone 8

On June 20th in San Francisco Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson introduced Windows Phone 8 and detailed the following 8 Platform Announcements that will benefit consumers, developers and hardware vendors. Multi-core processor support: As reviewers have noted, Windows Phone runs buttery smooth on phones with a single processor. But piggybacking on the Windows core provides…

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Upgrading the BUILD PC to Windows 8 Release Preview

At the BUILD conference last year Microsoft provided attendees with a Developer Preview of Windows 8 running upon a touch-based Samsung PC. In this blog post we’ll walk through the upgrade of this PC to the Windows 8 Release Preview. You’ll want to begin by downloading the Windows 8 Release Preview ISO image and then…

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