App Bars, a useful tool for your UI or a place to drown your Metro Sorrows?

Don’t drink booze when you are sad.  Never a good idea, and especially don’t drink when sad and then drive.  That’s bad.  Dangerous.  Get a taxi in that case. However, App  Bars are fairly easy to use, if not to find the way to use them in the literature.  It would seem if you are…

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Scaling to different screens in Windows 8

Just finished reading one of the B8 blogs on how Windows 8 will scale to different screen sizes.  Seriously scary.  It means I might have to get new glasses since there is always the tendency to shrink the screen down to a size that nothing can be read on it. But that doesn’t appear to…

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5 top links: Security in Windows 8

Wow, Security in Windows 8 is going to move the needle.  Here are 5 of the links I Protecting you from malware Protecting your digital identity Signing in with a picture password Optimizing picture password security (Keep your screen clean if you use this one!) http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/Security-Sample-42013a3b Nice.  Looks like a lot of work for all…

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Reimagine your App on Win 8: Attend the blow out Event at Silicon Valley, Microsoft!

After months of eager anticipation, Windows 8 is finally here.   To kick things off, Microsoft will be hosting a large-scale event at SVC featuring Robert Youngjohns and Matt Thompson. Both are FREAKING AWESOME and totally intune speakers.  We are lucky to get Matt Thompson, with depth of experience with Java as well as Microsoft…

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Visual Studio 11 metro design: Architecture of the UX

Wow, the UX or User Interface has changed quite a bit, to determine how much it has changed see: User experience (UX) design patterns for Metro style apps This is exciting for system architects, finally a redefinition of the old WOSA (Windows Operating System Architecture) which has aged, aged well, but needed to be updated…

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