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Real World Windows 8 Development by Samidip Basu

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction to Windows 8

“Windows reimagined” has been a buzz phrase since Microsoft first announced Windows 8 late in 2011. Marketing aside, one needs to look no further than the software coming out of Redmond, WA, to realize the message between the words. Microsoft put together a monumental 2012—just about every product division saw major software updates rolled out for industry-leading products. What began as a user interface (UI) design overhaul for smaller form factors has been renamed “Modern UI,” and it has spread its influence throughout the ecosystem of Microsoft products. At the pinnacle of this new wave of changes is Windows ...

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