WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:
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Applications aren’t islands. They live in an ecosystem that connects them to other applications and services — sometimes through the operating system, and sometimes through the Internet. It is important to know how to make your Windows 8 style apps use the features provided by the operating system to access certain resources, or to access data and services provided by other Windows 8 style apps. You will learn about these relevant integrating options in this chapter.
Also, you learn about various networking options in Windows 8 style applications. After reading this chapter, you’ll be able to incorporate network information processing into your apps and to work with syndication feeds. The closing part of the chapter is about using a higher abstraction software development kit, the Live SDK, to integrate your apps into Microsoft’s online services.