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The Definitive Windows 8 Linksheet

10.26.2012
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Windows 8 LogoWith today's release of Windows 8, we decided to put together this gigantic list of Windows 8 links.  Whether you're mildly interested in this launch or super excited, you're sure to find a link here to something interesting and useful. In this roundup you will find the most helpful Windows 8 articles on the web in the following categories:

  • Tutorials
    • By Microsoft
    • UX
    • Migrating from Windows Phone to Windows 8
    • Migrating from Android to Windows 8
    • General Tasks
  • WinRT
  • Windows App Store Development Snacks
  • Entertainment
  • Windows Store & Making Money
  • HTML/JavaScript
  • IE10
  • Windows 8 & The Cloud
  • Power User Tips
  • XBox Smart Glass
  • XNA
  • Positive Reviews
  • Critical Reviews
  • Retrospectives

Hopefully this list is extensive enough to guide you through your first Windows 8 experiences. Feel free to bookmark this page and come back from time to time as a reference!

 

Developer Downloads

Windows 8 SDK

 

VisualStudio 2012 Express (Free Edition)

General Microsoft Tutorials

 

 

 

UX Tutorials

 

 

WinPhone to Win8 Tutorials

 


 

Android to Windows 8 Tutorials

Port Android Applications to Windows Store App


General Task Tutorials

 

 


WinRT

 


 

Windows App Store Development Snacks by Robert Maclean

 


 

Entertainment

 

 

Windows Store + Making Money

 


 

HTML/JavaScript

 


 

IE10

 


 

Windows 8 + Cloud

 


 

Power User tips

 


 

XBox Smart Glass

 


 

XNA

 


 

Positive Reviews

 


 

Negative Reviews

 


 

Retrospective

 


 

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