Thursday, 19 July 2012

Poll: Is your company(or you) moving into #winRT development or are sticking with #silverlight & #WPF for now. #wpdev #win8dev

Poll: Is your company(or you) moving into #winRT development or are sticking with #silverlight & #WPF for now. #wpdev #win8dev

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Windows 8 Developer Camp

Windows 8 Developer Camp

Event ID: 1032519813

Microsoft Waukesha Office
N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive Suite 150 Waukesha Wisconsin 53188 United States
Register by Phone: 1-877-MSEVENT (9AM-7PM EST M-F)
Meal: Yes
Language(s):  English.
Product(s):  Windows and Windows 8.
Audience(s):  Pro Dev/Programmer.

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Intel: 20 Atom-based Windows 8 tablets in the pipeline, and 140 ultrabook designs

Intel's low-power Atom processor was once a netbook darling, but it appears that the computer industry will be banking on it once again to sell Windows 8 slates. Today, Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced that there are 20 Windows 8 tablets based on the "Clover Trail" Atom SOC during an investor call. In addition to discussing the $13.5 billion in revenue and $2.8 billion in profit the company raked in last quarter, the CEO also mentioned how popular the ultrabook has become with OEMs. Intel's now expecting 140 different Ivy Bridge ultrabook designs, up from the 110 designs the company confirmed in May, including 40 "touch-enabled" computers, and a dozen convertible machines. If those dozen convertibles count as tablets, too, it sounds like you'll have a definite choice between power and battery life when you purchase a Windows 8 slate. Curious what kinds of form factors you might see? Here's a look at some of the more exotic machines we saw this year at Computex Taipei.

Intel: 20 Atom-based Windows 8 tablets in the pipeline, and 140 ultrabook designs


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Windows 8 will be available on…

…October 26th, 2012! That’s right! Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26th. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller told attendees Windows 8 would be available in October. But now everyone has a specific date to mark on their calendars. It’s on mine!

Windows 8 will be available on…


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More info revealed on Windows 8 touch screen keyboard - Designing the Windows 8 touch keyboard

When we began planning how touch and new types of PCs might work on Windows 8, we recognized the need to provide an effective method for text entry on tablets and other touch screen PCs. Since Windows XP SP1, which had Tablet PC features built in, Windows has included a touchable on-screen keyboard. But those features were designed as extensions to the desktop experience. For Windows 8, we set out to improve on that model and introduce text input support that meets people’s needs, matches our design principles, and works well with the form factors we see today and expect to see in the future.

I’m writing this blog post on our Windows 8 touch keyboard using the standard QWERTY layout in English. As I look at it, the keyboard seems very simple and sort of obvious. This comes partly from having worked on it for a while, but also because keyboards are familiar to us. But there is more here than meets the eye (or, fingertips).

We started planning this feature area with no preconceived notions. As we do with all our features, we began the text input design project with a set of principles or goals. On a Windows 8 PC using touch, we want people to be able to:

  • Enter text quickly, reasonably close to the speed with which they type on a physical keyboard
  • Avoid errors, and be able to easily correct mistakes
  • Enter text comfortably, in terms of posture, interaction with the device, and social setting
More info revealed on Windows 8 touch screen keyboard - Designing the Windows 8 touch keyboard


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