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  • magicalclick

    @philjay:

    I think it is already good enough. Not sure about WinRT since I don't know how it protects apps from each other and how it determine what should multi-tasking and what shouldn't. But, my guess is, it is not 100% WinRT, but, very very close to it. You shouldn't need to do much to port your app.

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  • Ian2

    , philjay wrote

    What about WinRT? Can C++/.Net use it? What is XAML in WP8? Silverlight or WinRT based? What about html metro apps? I thought this was the main benefit of a common kernel, write once, run anywhere, not 'just a few tweaks' and two builds of your app.

    Putting the software side of things to one side you are going to want to refactor your Apps design in order to fully take advantage of the opportunities in any other hardware platform / form factor.

    In my experience the fact that the underlying code is so similar is a big help with this.

  • felix9

    , Charles wrote

    @felix9: @spivonious: More details in the near future re cloud JIT.

    C

    Thanks ! But its obviously not 'Just-In-Time' Tongue Out

     

  • Proton2

    The company hub for businesses looks good. I think a family hub or household hub would be nice to have, but in my case it probably would also have to be available in some form on the tablet as well (not all family members have phones, but probably will have tablets).

  • xxxcoderxxx

    Well, everything sounds great. But i think the start screen looks highly overloaded in the demo. It's great that you can size tiles, but it should be possible to add free space between tiles to group them.

  • davewill
  • AndyC

    , philjay wrote

    What about WinRT? Can C++/.Net use it? What is XAML in WP8? Silverlight or WinRT based? What about html metro apps? I thought this was the main benefit of a common kernel, write once, run anywhere, not 'just a few tweaks' and two builds of your app.

    I dunno, it's probably going to work out a lot easier to produce separate phone and PC versions of an app than trying to produce one that scales into every resolution. The vast majority of code can still be shared between them, for many apps it'll just mean changing the views. Of course there may be some additional functionality that 'lights up' on a more full featured device like a PC but that isn't really relevant on a phone.

  • Dr Herbie

    I did notice that on the slide highlighting the SD card features that there was an item on the list titled "Install Apps", but it wasn't mentioned in the talk -- is this for side loading?  That would be good!

    Herbie

  • Proton2

    @Dr Herbie: You will be able to install apps onto the SD card instead of the internal memory of the device. Side loading will only be possible for businesses using the infrastructure that I forgot the name of. Intune? Software Assurance?

  • blowdart

    , Proton2 wrote

    @Dr Herbie: You will be able to install apps onto the SD card instead of the internal memory of the device. Side loading will only be possible for businesses using the infrastructure that I forgot the name of. Intune? Software Assurance?

    InTune is a health/virus thingy

    System Center maybe? That would make sense - it's software management and more

     

  • kettch

    @blowdart: I hope there's a way to do it without System Center. SC is awesome beyond my wildest dreams, but we don't have it, and the future looks bleak.

  • blowdart

    , kettch wrote

    @blowdart: I hope there's a way to do it without System Center. SC is awesome beyond my wildest dreams, but we don't have it, and the future looks bleak.

    It's only a guess on my part Smiley

     

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