Earlier this week I was forwarded and article from Ars Technica by Peter Bright questioning if Windows 8 is really cut out for tablet. Overall it’s a fair article with a bit of tea reading, where Peter questions if Microsoft is really fully committed to tablet with Windows 8. In reading I kept thinking Ars Technica is reading things a bit backwards, and may not be considering the developer ecosystem.
With the recent launch of the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors, Intel has introduced a new breed of Ultrabook and it’s a game-changer. Ultrabooks and Convertibles based on the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors come with new touch and sensor features. In this blog, we will focus on the sensors and how to detect their presence on an Ultrabook running Windows 8:
We’ve been working with Microsoft* to understand the ins and outs of building the next generation of applications to leverage Windows 8*. In that process we’ve discovered great content every Windows 8 developer should check out. Here are links we find very valuable from the Microsoft Windows Dev Center.
In this show Bob Duffy talks with Intel Engineer Daniel Holmlund, where they show off a new Ivy Bridge based Windows 8 Ultrabook equipped with touch and sensor technology. Bob explains while this Ultrabook in the studio might look like your typical Ultrabook, it is very different having a touch screen loaded with Windows 8.
This article provides an introduction on how to use the Geolocation API to detect the current location of the user’s Windows 8*-based device and how to use the Bing* Maps SDK to incorporate Bing Map controls into Metro Style apps.