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:

  1. Download the x64 ISO on a Windows 7 machine:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
  2. Create a USB bootable drive with it using the “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool”:
    http://wudt.codeplex.com/
  3. Reboot the build tablet holding down the Windows key
  4. Go to troubleshooting, advanced options, command line
  5. Switch to your USB drive (like D:)
  6. Run Setup.exe
  7. Use product key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
  8. Enjoy!
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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?):
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465427


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:
http://blendinsider.com/technical/ux-guidelines-for-metro-style-app-development-2011-10-21/


3. And then, this awesome “Windows 8 Touch Guidance” document by Microsoft:
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20120223/microsoft-offers-touch-guidance-to-windows-8-metro-app-developers/

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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
http://magenic.com/Portfolio/WhitePaperWindows8DevelopmentPlatform.aspx


The Microsoft Platform Guide byTelerik:
http://www.telerik.com/platformguidance.aspx
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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I am very happy to release a set of 8 websites dedicated to trainings on the latest Microsoft Technologies, all grouped in one portal: www.tourtrainings.com

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