Free WhitePapers for Windows 8 Developer Preview

Microsoft has published a series of WhitePapers for Windows 8 Developer Preview on the new Windows Dev Center.There are three examples of documentation available on the page: TopicDescriptionDeveloping connected applicationsThis paper provides a set of network considerations that every connected Metro style app should know about. Metro style apps using JavaScript versus traditional web appsThis […]

Microsoft has published a series of WhitePapers for Windows 8 Developer Preview on the new Windows Dev Center.

There are three examples of documentation available on the page:

TopicDescription

Developing connected applications

This paper provides a set of network considerations that every connected Metro style app should know about.

Metro style apps using JavaScript versus traditional web apps

This topic provides information about the differences in coding styles used in existing Web apps written in JavaScript, compared to Metro style apps written for the Windows Runtime. It provides guidelines for Web developers to understand how code that is optimized for Windows relates to apps that are meant to be migrated among platforms with ease. It assumes that the reader is familiar with JavaScript programming and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards.

Input Hosting Manager and the Touch Keyboard

This paper provides information about the invocation and dismissal behaviors of the Touch Keyboard (TKB) for Windows operating systems. It provides guidelines for developers to understand how the TKB shows and hides itself.

Downloadable white papers

WhitepaperDescription

Play To and media sharing for Metro style apps

The Windows Developer Preview introduces a number of new APIs to enable Play To and home media sharing experiences in Metro style apps. This white paper provides an overview of these new APIs along with some examples and guidance on how to enable Play To and media sharing in Metro style apps.

Introduction to Background Tasks

This white paper provides an overview of background tasks for Metro style apps.

Overview of motion and device orientation for Windows Developer Preview

This white paper provides an overview of handling sensor input for motion and device orientation.

Using the Windows App Certification Kit

This paper provides information about the Windows App Certification Kit (ACK) and its use in the various app certification programs for Windows. It provides guidelines for developers for usage of the kit and the associated certification processes.