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On 28th of September a colleague of mine (Francisco Almeida) and myself participated in a Windows 8 App-a-thon organized by Microsoft. I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email a couple of days ago informing us that we won the first prize in the contest :) The winners have been announced on the Belux MSDN blog. Winning this contest is an extra encouragement to finish the little puzzle game we started and to put it on the App store. If everything goes well, the plan is to have an internal Beta version next week, and to submit the puzzle game for App store certification towards the end of next week or the week after. We have created a temporary landing page for our game which you can find here.
A while ago, Microsoft decided to abandon the name Metro. It has been replaced with the following naming scheme:
Metro apps = Windows Store apps
Note that the casing is also important. For example, the apps in Windows Store apps is with a lowercase a, not an uppercase.
Microsoft has officially announced the launch date for Windows 8: October 26th 2012
Microsoft has announced the different Windows 8 editions. There will be: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT. Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are versions of Windows for x86 CPU’s (32 and 64 bit), while Windows RT is for ARM CPU’s. Check this blog to get a table with the differences between the 3 flavors of Windows 8.
The Metro UI of Windows 8 works completely different compared to the Windows 7 and 8 desktop UI.
23rd of March is the Belgian Windows 8 Developer Day.
Join the first Windows 8 Developer Day in Belgium! A full day conference with technical sessions that dive into the platform for building Windows 8 Metro Style apps.
With Windows 8 Consumer Preview just released, you’ll learn first-hand how to:
Your keynote speaker is Giorgio Sardo, HTML5 and Windows 8 Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft.
When the sun sets, we dive into the night with the very first Nacht van Windows 8 / La nuit de Windows 8, an app-a-thon like you’ve never seen!
Microsoft unveiled the new Windows 8 logo, which follows the clean styling guidelines of the Metro design principles.
According to the design team:
By now, virtually everyone on this planet heart about the Windows 8 Developer Preview that was launched a couple of days ago on the Microsoft BUILD conference.
Any serious developer should download this preview and learn as much as possible about the new Windows platform.
Go to the BUILD website to download the preview and to download interesting video recordings of the sessions on the BUILD conference.