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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Windows 8 and the future of XAML Part 6: Tiles, toasts and badges

Welcome to part 6 already in this Windows 8 series. Since the goal of this articles is bringing you in touch with all the important aspects of Windows 8 development, we need to dive into tiles. Tiles are therefore the main topic of this very article. If you’re coming from a Windows Phone 7 background,…

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Recording of Webinar ‘Contracts and Charms in Windows 8’ by Gill Cleeren

Watch a recording of the webinar ‘Contracts and Charms in Windows 8’ delivered by Silverlight MVP Gill Cleeren on April 24th, 2012. Download the slides Webinar summary: In Windows 8 Metro, applications don’t communicate directly with each other. The OS has built-in contracts available out-of-the-box which make it possible that applications interact with each other…

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