Windows 8: What you Need to Know
If you are trying to follow the hash tag for the //BUILD conference you are probably dizzy by now. I don't blame you for trying to sort through all the messages about standing in line for the toilet or what someone is having for breakfast. I thought it might be a good time to step back and pull together what you need to know.
- Sessions and Keynotes — //BUILD Conference Site
- Download the Bits — Windows Dev Center
- PDF Manual — Windows Developer Preview Guide
- Code Examples — MSDN "Metro Style" app examples (or get them all together in a Single ZIP)
- How to Install on My Machine without Losing Everything even if I don't have Dual-Format DVDs or 8 GB Memory Sticks Handy — Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview as a Bootable VHD
- Chat about Windows 8 or Cry for Help — MSDN Forums for Windows 8
- Touch Input — Quickstart: Touch Input
- Comfort Guide to Controls for Silverlight and WPF Developers — Controls List (for Xaml)
- But is Xaml REALLY There? — Yes, It Is
- The New Architecture — Windows 8 WinRT Capabilities (Tip: Lean forward to make it look flat)
- Platform and Tools Architecture — Windows 8 Platform and Tools (Tip: this time lean sideways)
- Can I Borrow Someone's Opinion? — Sure thing: Yours Truly, Michael Crump, Engadget, Wired
Hopefully this helps you sort through the firehose of information. Happy Windows 8!