Credential Locker: Your solution for handling usernames and passwords in your Windows Store app

If you haven’t yet heard about the Credential Locker that’s available for Windows Store apps, it’s time you did. Why? Because it not only simplifies the task of storing and retrieving user credentials, it stores them securely, and credentials roam with users “for free” along with their Microsoft account. Say you have an app that…

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Create location aware apps using geolocation and Bing Maps

By tying together a user’s location to the business logic of your app, you can easily provide app users with weather, coupons, sporting events, or concert listings for their current location. You can use the geolocation capabilities of Windows 8, along with the Bing Maps SDK, to create great location aware Windows Store apps. Let’s…

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Introducing a new Windows Dev Center experience

Since launching the Windows Dev Center in October, 2011, we’ve worked closely with developers and designers around the world to understand how we can provide the best guidance, inspiration, and samples for app builders. With millions of visitors and your feedback, we’ve been evaluating what’s been working well and what experiences can be improved. What’s…

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Sharing to your target app

In Sharing from your app, we introduced the idea of sharing content from the example app Food with Friends to several target apps that let the user accomplish rich end-to-end scenarios. Apps in Windows 8 offer interesting content that your customers will want to share with friends or other apps. With a compelling and well-designed…

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