A Friday Tech Focus on Win8 and Metro
This week, the BUILD conference, Windows 8 was a huge focus. There is all kinds of new things that have come out about Windows 8, including the fact that for Windows 8 Apps to be placed in the Microsoft Store, and to run on ARM based slates / tables, then these apps must be developed with Metro.
This is a focus on the new WinRT, or Windows Run Time. This also means Visual Studio 2011 will be used as it is the IDE for developing Metro apps that target correctly the WinRT for the ARM and x86 chipsets.
To this end, I've created a new LinkedIn group: Metro Developers Group on LinkedIn. I've also registered the new site: MetroDeveloper.net. If your interested in seeing this group grow, become an early member today and start to foster good conversations, topics, and sharing of knowledge.
I write about this, here on IDB, Dynamics AX blog, because this will impact the future UX, and UI for how AX, or better Dynamics ERP. I see this being a big impact for Microsoft Dynamics AX v7.0 that is in development now.
That's all for now, but it's time to get metro focused, for prepping and getting ready for the future with Microsoft Windows 8.
Till next time!