Silverlight Show: Connecting Windows 8 applications with services: Part 1: Using services to get data in our Windows 8 applications

Windows 8’s biggest novelty is without a doubt “Apps”. Microsoft is entering the world of apps and is for the first time introducing a “real marketplace”, named the Windows 8 Store where developers can publish, market and sell their applications. This new (for Microsoft developers at least) way of working requires in many views a…

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Recording of Part 1 of the Webinar ‘Advanced Windows 8 Metro’ by Gill Cleeren

Watch a recording of Part 1 of the webinar ‘Advanced Windows 8 Metro‘ delivered by Silverlight MVP Gill Cleeren on July 18th, 2012. Download the slides (.ppt/.pptx) | Get the demos Join part 2 next Wednesday, July 25 at 10 am PST. Webinar summary: Windows 8 is just around the corner! As developers, we need…

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Windows 8 Metro Apps: The 8 Must-Know Tricks! Day 2

This is Day # 2 in the Windows 8 development article series on common tips & tricks towards developing real-world Metro apps.  Over the next several weeks, you’ll see 8 articles talk about some must-do things for Windows 8 Metro app developers. Simple & to the point, with some code examples on XAML/C# stack. Here’s…

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Windows 8 Metro Apps: The 8 Must-Know Tricks! Day 1

You’re at a chic coffee shop or on a plane.  Just like everyone around you, you have a tablet. Watch a movie, play a game, do the social stuff. And then while everyone starts getting bored, you flip part of your tablet and out comes a thin keyboard. May be you are also carrying your…

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Introduction to Windows 8 Metro Part 1: Ebook

This ebook collects the first 7 parts of SilverlightShow article series ‘Windows 8 Metro’, together with source code. In this first part (2 more parts expected to be released, following the development of the series) Andrea introduces the basic concepts of Windows 8 development, and covers developing your first application, the application life-cycle, the new…

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