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    cbae

    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate
    • SQL Server Express 2012
    • Office 2013 Preview

    Now I'm just waiting for Hyper-V Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 to RTW.

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    Charles

    Like Smiley
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    MasterPi

    • Windows 8 x86 slate
    • Windows 8 Pro laptop
    • 360 + Kinect
    • WP
    • Office 2013 Preview
    • Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate (installing as I speak)

     

    For me, the circle is complete. Smiley

     

    Well, need a Surface and need to upgrade to WP8, oh and lets not forget actually getting Office 2013 when it comes out...

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    JuanZamudio

    @cbae:Windows Server 2012 is out on Volume License, i love the new dashboard.

     

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    Sven Groot

    That's pretty much the same as what I'm doing.

    I do hope they tweak the Office 2013 UI some more. Currently it's like the epitome of bland (I already used the blue version in 2010 because I thought the default gray one was bland, and this flat white UI is even worse). There's no visual distinction between anything, everything's gray on  white.

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    JoshRoss

    I'm half in.

    • Windows 8 Pro (Living on the desktop)
    • Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate
    • Visual Studio 2008 (For Windows Mobile compatibility)
    • SQL 2008R2 Management Studio (The VS Shell just doesn't cut it)
    • Office 2010 (2013 makes me cry)
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    Bass

    I'm chillin on the beach mostly.

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    Ian2

    See your software and raise you 2 apps in the store

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    Sven Groot

    I'm not really sure what's up with the store for me. There's maybe a few dozen apps total. I can't find MetroTwit. When I try to add a method of payment, it crashes back to the start screen. I have no idea what region I'm accessing (presumably the Netherlands or Japan, but I can't tell which).

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    ESgarbi

    , Ian2 wrote

    See your software and raise you 2 apps in the store

    Hey Ian2, I'm already using "Live Tile news" congrats on that! What's your second app?

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    evildictait​or

    , cbae wrote

    • SQL Server Express 2012
    • Now I'm just waiting for Hyper-V Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 to RTW.

    On Azure?

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    Ian2

    @ESgarbi:The second one is "Live Tile Sport" - just submitting an update now which fixes a few issues and adds some features - notably multiple live tiles (as opposed to the first version which had one tile that was 'super-configurable').

    Needless to say the code base is pretty much the same for these two apps, judicious use of compiler flags.  And yes, I did consider merging them but I have found that, for me, 8 feeds is the tipping point performance wise (and I didn't want to get into the 'configurable RSS Feed App' domain.)

    Next Up is a version of the 'Live Tile Browser' - this is my most popular Windows phone App and is being 're-imagined' (if that doesn't sound pompous) for Windows 8. 

    This should be followed closely by 'Shooting Range' - although I don't have any hardware yet that supports gyro.

    (http:///WebSurfaces.co.uk for more info)

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    Ian2

    @Sven Groot:I wonder if they pulled MetroTwit because of the name? 

    If you are running 9200 you should have plenty of apps (including my 2) - just did a spot check* and there are currently 467 Apps showing up for me.

    * Search the store App for a blank space " " - thinking that there may be a better way but that seems to bring back all the apps.

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    Bas

    Ian's stuff isn't showing up in the store for me. If I do a search for a blank space it only returns 251 apps. Wordfeud and Cocktail Flow, which were available to me in the RP, are no longer there either. (I'm using the RTM.)

    This brings up uncomfortable reminders of Xbox Live, which has been devoid of meaningful content over here for years compared to the UK and US. I have no idea whether or not they're planning to repeat that fiasco with the Windows Store, but the first signs aren't good.

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    Ian2

    @Bas:I suspect that because the Netherlands isn't native English speaking you don't get apps that haven't been explicitly internationalised. 

    Can anyone 'in the know' confirm?

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    PeterF

    @Ian2: Shouldn't be the case. It all depends on which countries you enabled when you publish. Apps will fall back on the so-called Neutral Language which you can set up.

    It can be challenging to localize an app. The UI in VS2010 will only show one language at a time, I would prefer to see a grid so I can better spot any mistakes plus it's easier when you want to add a single term, as you now have to open each resx independently.

    That said, feel free to try out my app Weerplaza.nl, it's currently primarily targeted for usage in The Netherlands and shows rain clouds and a 2 hour estimate of rainfall in a live tile. So anyone living in or just visiting The Netherlands should check it out, in the 1.1 update which finally after half a month got through the Marketplace update you can turn off the Radar Live Tile so you could also use it outside the Netherlands and pin your favorite places, although the place name could be in Dutch Wink

    Posting from my Dell XPS15 running Windows 8 Pro, VS2012 Ultimate and Office 2013, waiting for the WP7/8 SDK!

     

    Edit: finally after 3 weeks I got thrown off first place in The Netherlands by Whatsapp Smiley Actually it's a shame, since Whatsapp has done an awful hack with the background audio!

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    Sven Groot

    I have no idea if I'm the Netherlands or Japan for the store. But there's very few apps in there (I get 249 when I search for a blank term).

    There are some Dutch apps, but also apparently some Chinese. The only really useful apps are MS's (like OneNote MX) and Kindle.

    By the way, if you haven't tried Pinball FX2 (one of MS's games for Windows 8), you should. It's pretty fun, and the one free table (Mars) seems reminiscent of the old space cadet table from Windows 98 with its missions and stuff. The ball physics are a bit wonky though, pretty standard for computer pinball.

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    PeterF

    Oops, sorry thought the discussion was about Windows Phone Expressionless
    Still not ready yet to show off Weerplaza.nl for Windows 8

     

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