February 2012 - Posts
The following procedure is for people who were at the BUILD event and got a nice Samsung Slate device with Windows 8 Developer Preview, now wanting to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it:
- Download the x64 ISO on a Windows 7 machine:
- Create a USB bootable drive with it using the “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool”:
- Reboot the build tablet holding down the Windows key
- Go to troubleshooting, advanced options, command line
- Switch to your USB drive (like D:)
- Run Setup.exe
- Use product key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
Question I start to hear often: where to find good online resource for Metro UX design guidelines ?
1. Well, when first going to MSDN you’ll find this page “Designing Metro style apps” which I find a bit harsh (hello pictures?):
2. Far better is the “UX guidelines for Metro style app development” article on the Blend Insider blog, which in fact is a well organized list of MSDN links grouped by topics:
3. And then, this awesome “Windows 8 Touch Guidance” document by Microsoft:
Still trying to figure out what’s changing in the Microsoft development platform ?
How to deal with .NET, Silverlight, Windows 8, WinRT and Metro style apps in 2012…?
I strongly recommend reading those documents for clear recommendations:
White Paper by Magenic: Assessing the Windows 8 Development Platform
The Microsoft Platform Guide byTelerik:
This interesting article tries to answer the question: which technology to choose right now depending on my project? It will be updated later for Windows 8…
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