During the //Build conference in Anaheim the release of Windows 8 Developer preview has been announced: you can download it from this link.
To get started an impressive number of video tutorials is available in the official site of the conference: http://www.buildwindows.com/.
Check out also this great post by Michael for downloading all the Build videos in your pc.
Useful resources are available in the SDK: all the XAML Metro style app samples are available following this link.
It’s possible to install Windows 8 side by side with your operating system using a boot from VHD: I’ve followed the instructions described here by Mister Goodcat and all went smoothly.
The new platform and tools are well described in this “Big Picture” showed during the conference:
Laurent Bugnion, Rene Schulte and Doug Seven have great insights into the new platform and tools here, here
Also available for download:
For those like me (also) interested in WPF, a list of the new features is available here.
I’m pretty excited about all these news and I’m looking forward to all the great applications that will be built using XAML, Windows 8, Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone!
Twitter has just enabled a new feature named “Lists” which permits to organize in categories the people you are following and make their tweets available to others. In this way it’s very simple to navigate the various subjects, follow the lists created by other people and subscribe to them.
I’ve tried this new functionality and created my own lists about Silverlight-related stuff, feel free to subscribe here if you find useful:
Great news … You don’t need an invitation code anymore to provision services on Azure. Just sign in with a Windows Live ID and you’re ready to go.
Read the original post.
Update: Invitation codes are still required for Windows Azure, but no longer for the .NET Services.
Read this article by Kevin Hoffman.
The new developer portal is on-line: http://dev.windowsazure.com/
Also available the March 2009 CTP of the Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. These latest releases are available here:
Click here to read the article.
Click here to read the details.
In this article, Tim Greenfield shares his impressions about the available choices for scalable Windows hosting: Mosso, Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure.
This is really a great starting point, click here to watch the video by Mik Chernomordikov.
The Azure Services Evangelism team has announced the release of the “Azure Issue Tracker” sample application: