The Midweek Download: Oct 24th Edition – Custom Tiles and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8
In this book of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Windows Phone 8 selling collection for website and app developers, last your organization’s Windows 8 adoption path, and holding monsters from frightful to terrifying regulating Kinect for Windows.
Creating a tradition Tile to integrate to your website. This Oct. 18 Windows Phone Developer Blog post guides we by a routine of formulating a tradition pinned Tile that links to your website. This helps we control your code when users pin your site to their Windows Phone Start screen. This works on phones using Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. Check it out and start formulating your tradition Tile in five easy steps. And while you’re during it, squeeze a refreshed Windows Phone Store badge (see below) to assistance marketplace your Windows Phone app and assistance business find it.
Getting websites prepared for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8. As we announced in June, Windows Phone 8 will boat with Internet Explorer 10 – a same modernized Web browsing engine that powers Windows 8. We’ll have many some-more to contend about Internet Explorer 10 soon. This Oct. 17 Windows Phone Developer Blog post provides superintendence to assistance developers start removing their sites prepared for Internet Explorer 10.
Identifying your singular Windows 8 adoption path. Over a past year, a Windows blurb group has met with hundreds of business business to plead their Windows 8 plans. From vast to tiny businesses, business are revelation us that they are formulation to adopt Windows 8 for many scenarios that will give them poignant benefits. For example, many business are fervent to muster inclination that yield employees a preference of a inscription with a capability of a PC, while many are building apps to assistance urge specific business processes. This post on a Windows for your Business Blog outlines considerations that will assistance we establish a best Windows deployment trail for your organization. Take a look.
Monsters come to life with Kinect for Windows. It all started with a integrate of kids and a conspicuous idea, that eventually spawned dual terrifying demon dogs and their master. Read about a judgment that’s transforming a haunt attention and could eventually change how thesis parks and other party businesses proceed charcterised automatic wiring (animatronics). See a entrance in this part of a Travel Channel’s Making Monsters that aired on Sunday and review a behind-the-scenes story in a Kinect for Windows blog. Below, Todd Van Nurden prepares to implement a Kinect for Windows sensor in a demon’s belt.
Zeta: scheduling interactive services with prejudiced execution. Sharing a resource, such as a mechanism processor or hoop drive, requires a complement to make decisions about that user’s charge gets to use a apparatus and for how long. When one person’s charge is running, another’s might be waiting in a queue, available a spin on a processor. The routine of creation these resource-allocation decisions is famous as scheduling, and it has prolonged been one of a many critical aspects of complement design, as a bad scheduler not usually wastes resources though also can hurt a user’s experience. The Inside Microsoft Research blog gives a outline of this Microsoft Research paper that focuses on an critical form of cloud service: time-bounded interactive services.
Interoperability elements of a cloud platform: technical examples. Two years ago, we common a perspective on Interoperability Elements of a Cloud Platform. Back then, we talked to business and developers and came out with an overview of an open and interoperable cloud, formed on 4 graphic elements: Data Portability, Standards, Ease of Migration and Deployment, and Developer Choice. Since then, we have been laser focused on a query for an interoperable and stretchable cloud height that would capacitate extrinsic workloads. To see how distant we’ve come, conduct over to a interoperability@microsoft blog.
Professional, stretchable pleasing UML content. In a new Visio, we have re-envisioned a Unified Modeling Language (UML) templates in a fresh, complicated way. In an earlier post, we talked about a whole new proceed to a UML templates. We updated a 5 many renouned UML diagrams with all new shapes to make it easier and faster to emanate beautiful, veteran diagrams. Our new UML templates concede we to emanate class, sequence, state machine, activity and use box diagrams that compare a UML 2.4 standard. Head over to a Visio Blog for an intro to a new UML diagrams and tips on how to use them.
Top 5 reasons developers will adore a new Word. Developers have prolonged been means to precedence Word’s programmability indication to extend a functionality of Word and broach extraordinary results. On Oct. 17, a Word Blog group highlighted five new features that make a new Word improved than ever for developers.
In box we missed these progressing this week, dual good videos… Bill Gates on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Surface and Xbox introduces a new party experience.
That’s it for this book of The Midweek Download! Thanks for reading!
Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog