Windows 8 from 30,000 ft ..

Posted: September 25, 2011 in Mobile

Hopefully by now, most techies who follow MSFT keenly have had a chance to learn about Windows 8. BUILD Conference launched the pre-beta version of Windows 8, along with the developer tools that helps us build touch-centric Metro apps for Windows 8. There is obviously much to digest & learn .. these are the two best places to start:

To keep up with the hype, I decided to do a 20-25 min grok talk at our September Central Ohio .NET User Group [CONDG] meeting; details here. I believe we had an enthusiastic session with lot of audience interest in what’s new in Windows 8 and hope that folks enjoyed my little high-level overview. The slides for the talk can be found here. With Jeff Blankenburg (@jeffblankenburg) doing his brilliant “What’s new in Windows Phone Mango” session & me talking about Windows 8, there was no dearth of Metro UI love for the evening 🙂

If you attended the CONDG meeting, I would appreciate feedback. So, why is this Windows 8 stuff important? No, it is not another ecosystem that we are being asked to fill up with apps; it is WINDOWS!! And yes, that means 400 million PC users as potential customers when they eventually switch to Windows 8. And that, my developer friend, is opportunity! So, what are you building?

Adios!

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