Windows 8 Application Excellence Labs – Make your app shine

Registration is now open for the UK Windows 8 App Excellence Lab for May. What is it? The Windows 8 App Excellence Labs is the only channel for UK developers to gain earlier access to the Windows Store. And of course, gain valuable feedback and advice around enhancing their great Metro user experience and much…


Installing enterprise metro apps without using Microsoft Store

Over the past few days I have had a few questions re how does a University go about installing Enterprise apps onto Windows 8 machines without having to setup Microsoft LiveIDs on each of the machines,   As your all aware from the Consumer preview, applications are installed via the Microsoft Store, authentication to the…

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Developing Windows 8 applications for education

If you’ve installed and started playing with Windows 8 Consumer Preview. You will be aware there is lot of interest in new applications which run in the Windows 8 Metro interface. Microsoft UK is organising a series of Windows 8 Developer Camps. The events are all free and run by developers for developers. The events…


Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut keys combinations

Last week I  attend a number of events, which involved discussions in relation to using Windows 8 with a Keyboard and mouse. I mentioned the fact that Microsoft had introduced a suite of keyboard shortcuts to help you manage its classic and metro interfaces. So here is the list of Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts    …

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A complete list of resources for METRO Windows 8 Developers

In line with the todays launch of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I have collected a set of useful resources and links Developer downloads Content URL Details Windows 8 Consumer Preview Download http://preview.windows.com Windows 8 Consumer Preview download (web installer or ISO’s), videos, and FAQ’s. Developer downloads for Metro style apps http://msdn.microsoft.com /windows/apps/br229516 Visual Studio 11…