I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to host another episode of Microsoft DevRadio. In this episode, Chris Bowen shares with us his Top 10 Windows 8 secrets for App success. Tune in as Chris and I discuss the incredible money making opportunities available for developers who jump in and develop applications for Windows 8 as well as what free tools and services are available to help you along the way.
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Now that the Windows 8 RTM version is available to MSDN Subscribers (and a 90-day trial version is available for non-subscribers), it’s a good time to update your app to the RTM version of Visual Studio 2012. Updating to RTM is required to submit an app for the Windows Store, and it’s a pretty painless process.
Yesterday, I posted about my practice of using the built in system image creation tools in Windows 7 and Windows 8 to create a backup of my system whenever I’m getting ready to upgrade.
Now, if something goes tragically wrong, I can just boot to a system repair disk, and restore the image, and I’m back to where I started. But let’s suppose the install goes fine, but I find that there’s a file I need to get to from my backup, but I don’t want to restore the entire backup, just get that file.
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Getting RTM Bits
You’ve probably heard by now that for folks who are MSDN Subscribers, the RTM version(s) of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 were made available for download today.
Even better, for folks who aren’t subscribers, you can grab a 90-day trial version from TechNet (do make sure to read the “Things to Know Before You Start” section for important considerations).
And you can get a bunch of developer downloads for building Windows 8 apps from the Windows 8 Developer Download page, including Design assets, sample apps, Visual Studio 2012 Express and more.
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