Windows 8.1 RTM


Spent the weekend installing Windows 8.1 on my two //BUILD/ machines, a Surface Pro and the Acer Iconia W3-810 they gave out at the Microsoft Developer Conference in San Francisco in June. I did a clean install of both machines, using a USB.  Extracted the Windows 8.1 RTM ISO from MSDN to a USB thumb…

Where is Yammer for Windows 8?


Yammer is now my favorite iPad app. I use it more than any other app on my iPad. I also use it heavily on my Android phone.  On Windows 7 and Mac OS, I use the browser version (web based app).  But lately, I’ve been spending much of my free time experimenting with Windows 8,…

Welcome to Windows 8


I’m very excited about the talk I’m giving at Microsoft Cambridge at the Boston Tech Meetup called “Welcome to Windows 8” on Monday, January 16, 2012, where I’ll be talking about installing the pre-beta developer preview. I’ll also be talking about developing Metro style Windows 8 apps and customizing the developer preview. This is a…

What happened to Silverlight?


Now that BUILD2011 is wrapping up, I’m reviewing the talks and watching some of them online via Channel 9.  Unfortunately, I was not able to attend in person.  One big question that has been on my mind, and many other people’s minds too, is what was going to happen to Silverlight.  I have been largely…