Xbox Live on Windows 8 Deep Dive

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Xbox Live on Windows 8 provides a rich and robust set of APIs that enable game developers to accelerate the integration of Xbox services. This session is for developers who want to understand how we've taken advantage of the new Windows Runtime model to provide quick and easy access to Xbox services such as profile, achievements and leaderboards as well as value added scenarios, such as offline support, authentication and Windows integration. We dive into the code and design to ensure you walk away with the knowledge you need to quickly enable your Windows 8 games with the Xbox services.
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      Basic summary for non-Xbox LIVE developers: here's a bunch of stuff you can do with Xbox LIVE, but to actually get access you have to be incredibly lucky and be selected to join the program.

      At //build2011, it was stated that anybody will 'soon' be able to apply for Xbox LIVE API access. It's been a year, and so far...nothing.

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      Michael Hansen

      you can see this head line in a couple of news website and more to come, i think this has to stop, how can you thrust a company like this
      invested dollars and time , in this is useless

      "Microsoft lies to it developers"

      as we all have been wating for ever sens 2011 at microsoft build

      where microsoft promise to openup xbox live to all developers

      you can see more about this, here in video , and slides

      but now at build 2012 ,, this has not happen ,, microsoft is * it developers

      who has backing microsoft up with 120.000 apps and games on windows phone 7 ,7.5

      we where all hoping that microsoft has kept it prommise to it developers

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