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Windows 8.1 Reveal at Build 2013

June 27, 2013 Leave a comment

That is done. Build 2013 start on June 26 and Steve Balmer reveal the new Windows 8.1 preview version that will suppose to like. A lot of things has change and improved based on customer and developper feedback on previous version.

Microsoft formally unveiled Windows 8.1 to developers on Wednesday, with executives promising a “rapid release” schedule to keep the pace of new innovations coming.

For those who have read PCWorld’s hands-on of the Windows 8.1 preview, Microsoft’s announcements were nothing new. Executives confirmed the reworking of the Start menu, new boot-to-Desktop options, as well as a slew of updated apps that take advantage of Windows 8.1, which can be downloaded in preview form from preview.windows.com.

For Microsoft, the Build 2013 developer conference represents a chance to connect or reconnect with developers, luring them back to the Windows platform. Although Microsoft is nearing 100,000 Windows 8 apps, that still falls well short of the millions of apps that have been written for the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms.

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Categories: Uncategorized, Windows 8, WinRT

MVVM pattern under Windows 8 – WinRT

May 20, 2013 Leave a comment

For those like me who like to get a flexible code and easy maintenable possibilities as well as flexibilities, since I discover and implement the MVVM pattern with WPF, I can say that I could not leave without it.
Before going to that pattern I have test different approach like Prism, MVVM ToolKit and other open source project. Based on my test result and personnal needs, my choice goes to MVVM tool Light toolkit. Why? simply because of its name ” Light” . Prism so far was a too heavy package based on what I was using.

What is cool is that the MVVM Light tool kit is nicely maintenain by Laurent Bugnion and get an update version for Windows 8 actually.

Those post below describe the MVVM pattern under Windows 8 and WinRT. Nice articles to step in and discover some interresting points covered:

Using the MVVM Pattern in Windows 8
Prism for Windows Runtime

Happy reading!