DEVELOPERS! WINDOWS 10 is HERE ! (Windows 10 developer tooling preview now available to Windows Insiders)

 Windows 10 developer tooling preview now available to Windows Insiders
Continuing to build on the momentum of January 21st and MWC, and last week during the WinHec event, we are releasing a preview version of the Windows 10
developer tooling today.

  • Please review the Building Apps for Windows blog post announcing the tooling release and replicate it to developers through social media according to your audience and needs.
  • Check out the associated MVA course – all videos listed below.
  • All announcements and feedback channel are done though the Windows Insider Program. Devs, IT Pros, and Consumers MVPs, participate with us and join the Windows Insider Program to download the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview with the new Project Spartan rendering engine and the tools.
  • Please continue to refer to the Windows for your Business blog for IT Pro and Enterprise related news. Finally, check-out the Gabe Aul blog series which provides insights on release strategy.



Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview – Channel 9 Videos…

  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (13) Action Center
    Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    Learn all about Action Center, now available on PCs, laptops, and tablets (in addition to Windows Phone), and explore the code you need to implement if your app uses toast notifications and badge counts on tiles. With the Action Center comes the ability for apps to create, update, replace, and delete notifications in the action center, along with a new background task trigger that fires whenever a user dismisses a notification from Action Center.
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (12) App Services
    Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch, MicrosoftLearningExperiences
    Get a glimpse into the many new features that Windows 10 offers around app-to-app communication, especially the very exciting App Services, which lets you create UI-less services that apps can call in much the same way as an app can call a web service (except that these are on device). Learn how to create an app service, how to call it from a client app, and how you might create a client API to ease programmatic access to an app service.
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (11) New XAML Controls and XAML Transform 3D‎Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    Get a brief look at some of the new XAML controls, such as SplitView and RelativePanel, and see some of the new XAML framework features, like compiled data bindings and drag and drop support. Then, take a deeper look at the XAML Transform3Dcontrol, which allows the designer to create a 3D scene and animate objects within it in a 3D plane to create rich graphical effects, such as perspective and parallax.
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (10) App-to-App Communication
    Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    Since there are loads of great new ways for apps to communicate with each other in the UAP, take a quick look at what app-to-app meant in Windows 8.1 and how it has been greatly extended with exciting new capabilities in UAP, such as LaunchForResults or invoking a specific app when using protocol activation. Explore the new Shared Storage capability, which is a sort of file share for apps from the same publisher
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (09) Adaptive Triggers
    Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    Get a good look at Adaptive Triggers, which are used in XAML to automatically detect environmental factors, such as different screen sizes (like when a user resizes the app window or when running on a phone instead of a laptop), and then see how to apply a Visual State to set an appropriate screen layout. See how, used in combination with the RelativePanel control, you have powerful tools to create an adaptive UX.
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (08) RelativePanel Control
    Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    See how the RelativePanel control, a new layout control that allows you to arrange controls relative to its siblings or to the container, works and how it becomes particularly valuable when building an adaptive page that reacts to different screen sizes and orientations.
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (07) Pen & Ink
    Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    Learn how your app can capture pen & ink input, and get details on handwriting recognition. Windows 10 devices will come in many shapes and sizes, many will allow you to draw directly on the screen, and Windows 10 includes a new drawing control and low-latency hardware support for a great experience when adding handwritten content to a page.
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (06) Maps
    Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    Find out how to launch out to the built-in Maps app for easy inclusion of maps and directions in your app (the Windows UAP platform includes a new Maps control and Maps services APIs). Take a look at the MapControl for those apps that have more demanding mapping requirements, and see how you can enhance the map by overlaying with your own icons and content.
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (05) SplitView Control
    ‎Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    Explore some of the new XAML controls available in the Windows 10 tools, and then take a deep dive on the new SplitView control, which offers flexible page layout options, including a soft-dismiss navigation menu bar and a content area to display pages.
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (04) Extension SDKs
    Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    Get a deeper look at extension SDKs and how you use them to implement platform-specific functionality, such as supporting the hardware Back button on phone devices. Learn how to write adaptive code, which uses the Windows.Foundation.Metadata API to selectively execute code at runtime according to the device family where the app is running.
  • Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview: (03) Migrating 8.1 Apps to Windows 10
    Today, ‎March ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎6 hours ago | JeffKoch
    Take a look at the migration process for single Windows Store or Windows Phone 8.1 apps and for Windows 8.1 universal apps. Apps built for Windows 8.1 run fine on Windows 10 devices, but to take advantage of the many new features in the Windows 10 platform or to extend your app to run on additional device families, you’ll need to migrate them.

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