Universal Windows Apps – Reuse Code Assets with Universal Windows Apps

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In this article, I’ll share information that will help you get up to speed on the new universal Windows app capabilities found in Visual Studio 2013, including templates, languages, APIs, compilers, different approaches for code sharing, and considerations when updating platform-specific apps to universal Windows apps.

via Universal Windows Apps – Reuse Code Assets with Universal Windows Apps.

Free eBook: Location Intelligence for Windows Store Apps (with code samples)

http://www.lulu.com/shop/ricky-brundritt/location-intelligence-for-windows-store-apps/ebook/product-21468807.html

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
  • Chapter 2: The Sensor and Location Platform
  • Chapter 3: Bing Maps JavaScript API
  • Chapter 4: Bing Maps Native API
  • Chapter 5: Bing Maps REST Services
  • Chapter 6: Bing Spatial Data Services
  • Chapter 7: Working with Spatial Data
  • Chapter 8: Drawing on the Map
  • Chapter 9: Creating an Augmented Reality App
  • Chapter 10: Creating a Templatable Compass Control
  • Chapter 11: Cross Platform Development

Microsoft: More than 200 million Windows 8 licenses sold | ZDNet

“Windows 8 has surpassed 200 million licenses sold, and we continue to see momentum. This number includes Windows licenses that ship on a new tablet or PC, as well as upgrades to Windows 8. The figure does not include volume license sales to enterprise. Windows is a central part of life for more than 1.5 billion people around the world, and we are looking forward to the future.”

via Microsoft: More than 200 million Windows 8 licenses sold | ZDNet.

Patterns & practices client architecture guidance – Just released Prism for the Windows Runtime on Windows 8.1

We are pleased to announce that we just released Prism for Windows 8.1. Prism helps developers who want to create a Windows Store business app using C#, XAML, the Windows Runtime, and development patterns such as Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) and event aggregation. Prism includes two libraries, a reference implementation called AdventureWorks Shopper, Quickstarts and associated documentation. This is an update from the version released in May for Windows 8. The guidance demonstrates: How to implement pages, touch, navigation, settings, suspend/resume, search, tiles, and tile notifications. How to implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. How to validate user input for correctness. How to manage application data. How to test your app and tune its performance.

via Just released Prism for the Windows Runtime on Windows 8.1 – Blaine Wastell – patterns & practices client architecture guidance – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.