@Ghada:You need the C++ 2013 Runtime Package (version 12), which targets .NET Framework 4.5.1. The C++ Runtime Package (version 11) targets .NET Framework 4.5 and is greyed out when you are on Windows 8.1.
@MagicAndre1981:On the contrary, we are happy to engage in discussions with customers. As you know, we had this conversation when folks first saw the new IDE look and feel. We told you why we did what we did. We listened to feedback, including lots of criticisms. We made some adjustments and have made even more. We'll continue to take feedback and make additional changes.
@RetroRecursion: A signed .NET Universe poster is yours for being the first person to enlighten us on what LINQ to Hive is. Email me your mailing info (rogreen at Microsoft dot com) and I will send it to you. Thanks!
@huangxiaofei: If you drag a tab out of the Document Well, it will be in its own window. You can then maximize the window by double clicking and restore it by double clicking. But this doesn't work on the tab itself.
@Joabe Tavares: Check in the OnLaunched method in the App.xaml.cs file. If there is a call to ResetData, comment it out. ResetData populates the tables the first time you run the app. But if you leave it in there, it will do this every time.
@mokh: I don't have examples of modern lob apps for those two. I used those to illustrate what traditional desktop line of business apps look like. A Windows Store line of business app is simply a lob app that adheres to the design guidelines.