I hope you’re just as excited as I am to dive into a wild Windows 8 adventure. Before we do, however, we need to get our development environment ready. When talking about developing in a Microsoft ecosystem, we of course are talking about Visual Studio. When developing Windows Store apps, the all new Visual Studio 2012 is the way to go, really the only way to go! Visual Studio 2010 has no support for the Windows 8 Software Development Kit (SDK) nor does Windows 7. So we need a machine running Windows 8, not Windows RT, and Visual Studio 2012.
Visual Studio 2012 comes in many flavors, some free, some rather expensive, ...