Hilo Windows 8 Metro Style App; Single-Sign-on (SSO) with Office 365 Using ADFS 2.0; OpsMgr 2012 CU Release 1 (UR1); TMG SP2 Rollup 2 Ships

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Microsoft's patterns & practices announced the availability of a Metro style app with C++ and XAML called "Hilo."

"Hilo is a basic photo viewing and tagging app that totally re-imagines Hilo for Windows 7 by embracing new form factors and experiences that Windows 8 enables."

"Hilo guides you though the development of a Windows Metro style app. The Hilo sample is a photo viewing and tagging app using C++ and XAML. Hilo demonstrates how to create live tiles, virtualize scrolling, suspend and resume the app, implement search, share and other contracts," Microsoft stated.

"Hilo includes a reference implementation which is a work in progress which means we will continually improve the quality of the code and add new features each iteration," explains Microsoft.

Hilo Windows 8 Metro Style App using C++ and XAML

  • Metro style UX (though it is still changing)
  • Usage of Blend for styling and animations
  • Live tiles
  • Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM)
  • Using Windows Runtime controls and data binding to build pages
  • Unit testing C++
  • Virtualized scrolling
  • Fast and fluid through asynchronous operations using Windows Runtime

Check out Hilo for Windows 8 at http://hilo.codeplex.com.

Office 365

In this webcast, we will be looking at the installation requirements and installation of ADFS 2.0. After the ADFS service is setup and running, we will setup the federation with Office 365 to allow Single Sign On to Office 365 service.

Cumulative Update Release 1 (UR1) for System Center Operations Manager 2012 OpsMgr 2012 has shipped.

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29697

KB link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686249

Rollup 2 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 2 Build Number 7.0.9193.540 is now available.

TMG SP2 Rollup 2 can be downloaded here.