Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Store apps

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the main features of a Windows Store App.

  • Evaluate the key benefits of creating a Windows Store app for Windows 8.

  • Recognize the main capabilities and features of the new Windows 8 operating system.

This chapter provides an overall introduction to Microsoft Windows 8 and to the new world of Microsoft Windows Store apps, from a developer’s perspective.

The Windows 8 experience

Windows 8 is one of the most innovative and revolutionary investments made by Microsoft in the last decade in the operating systems area. Prior to Windows 8, the operating systems market consisted of three main families: server operating systems, client/desktop operating ...

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