A New Windows 8 Site For Developers Launched by Microsoft

For developers interested  in creating games for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system, you can now download toolkits to make games with, attend online training and gather information for upcoming dev camps.

(Image Source: Windows Dev Center)

Here are some of the developer resources you can get from Win8 App website:

  1. Windows 8 Developer Guide
  2. Windows 8 App Developer Blog
  3. Windows Store blog
  4. Windows Store markets
  5. Windows Dev Center
  6. Code samples
  7. Technical Docs
  8. Channel9

Visit their website for more information, Windows 8 dev site.

Related tools, SDKs, and downloads for programming Windows Store apps also available.

Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 is the tool to build Windows apps. It includes the Windows 8 SDK, Blend for Visual Studio, and project templates. You must first install Windows 8 RTM.

Check out MSDN website for details.

API reference for Windows Store apps in JavaScript, C# and Visual Basic and C++ can be found here.

Supported APIs in .NET for Windows Store apps  can be found on this link.

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In the news today, Rare production director, Lee Schuneman is the head of Microsoft’s new London studio. The main focus of this new site will be on development for Windows 8 tablet.  Schuneman will report to Microsoft’s corporate VP of interactive entertainment Phil Harrison.

Lee Schuneman

Microsoft now has its fourth UK studios in addition to Rare, Lionhead and Soho Productions.

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