The Parallel Patterns Library (PPL) provides a task-based asynchrony model that can make working with asynchronous APIs much easier for C++ programmers. Asynchronous APIs are pervasive in the "Windows 8" Windows Runtime (WinRT). Potentially long-running operations—like file and…
Laura FoyOct 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM3
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The Build hackathon is underway and loads of developers are hard at work creating apps for Windows 8, Windows Azure and Windows Phone 8. I stopped by just as they kicked off and caught some of the pre-event excitement. Take a look!
Yochay Kiraity has been working with the team to create
Managed Code APIs making it even easier for .NET developers to take advantage of new features in Windows 7. In this video, Yochay demonstrates the Multi-touch functionality built into Windows 7 and shows how to handle gestures.
This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including:
- Brandon LeBlanc - Windows Team Blog - Video snippet of Steve Ballmer signing Windows 7 Gold Disc
- Michael Fortin -
Windows 7 Efficiency
- Yochay Kiriaty -
Ensuring your application is ready for…
Artists embody a diverse set of talents and interests. This gives them a rich array of experiences to draw upon in their work. In the same way, Richard Ward brings an eclectic background and collection of interests to his efforts at Microsoft. He brings
this diversity to his own art of…
To help prepare your applications for Windows 7, download the
Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers. The kit includes code, videos and labs for both native Win32 C++ developers and .NET developers covering the new features available in Windows 7.
Jaime Rodriguez sat down with Anson Tsao to discuss the new Multi-touch capabilities of WPF available in WPF 4 Beta 1. Multiple inputs are exposed through existing and new input events, along with new manipulation and inertia events.
For instructions on how to download and install Visual Studio…
Microsoft is full of oddities and little known answers to mysterious questions. The purpose of this series is to seek out those answers and offer them to you. Please comment with other questions you'd like to get answered!
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Jensen Harris from the Windows User Experience team walks us through a quick look at "Windows 8". Also be sure to visit BUILDWindows.com for more information on our developer conference in Anaheim September 13-16.
Laura and Paul scour the interwebs and their inboxes to find out what 'Softies are talking about- here's a taste of the flavor this week: The Dilbert Challenge Mango Apps now being accepted Smarter file copying in Windows 8 Social Networks & Microsoft in China