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How to Enable or Disable Windows 8 Lock Screen

Inspired from Windows Phone 7 Metro UI look and feel, Microsoft included the same lock screen in Windows 8 optimized for both PC and tablet users. This is by default available in Windows 8 but if you want to disable it, there are no options provided by Microsoft in the settings page and hence you need to set some tricks to disable this lock screen if you are not happy using it every time.

 

Today, we will discuss about the process to disable this Windows 8 lock screen as well as we will show you how to re-enable it if the option is already disabled. So, continue reading.



How to Create Windows 8 Bootable USB Device from ISO Image using Microsoft USB Tool

Yesterday we discussed “How to Create Windows 8 Bootable USB Device from ISO Image using WinUSB Maker?” and later mentioned that, today we will show you another tool to achieve this. Today we will use the “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool” which you can freely download from Microsoft Store.

 

You will feel it like click of 1-2-3 and your bootable USB device will be ready with the Windows 8 installation files which you can use in your systems to install the Windows 8 OS without using the DVD drives. As I mentioned yesterday, this process is much faster and has chances of less error. So, continue reading to know about it.


How to Create Windows 8 Bootable USB Device from ISO Image using WinUSB Maker

Want to install the Windows 8 on multiple systems but don't want to burn on a DVD? Here's how you can create a bootable USB drive containing the Windows 8 Operating System. An USB drive is always faster than DVDs and the chances of failed or corrupt installation are very low as compared to other optical medias. So lets see how you can create the bootable USB of Windows 8 in the easiest way possible.

 

WinUSB Maker is a tool to make any USB, External HDD as bootable with Windows Setup. In this post we will learn how to create a Windows 8 bootable USB device from ISO image. Though we will create the Windows 8 Release Preview installer, but it is applicable for OS.


Telerik RadControls for Windows 8 Metro Beta is now Available

During TechEd 2012 Telerik announced their first control library set for Windows 8 Metro application. I blogged about it few days ago and if you didn’t read it yet, you can find it here “First Look to Telerik RadControls for Win8 Metro”.

 

Earlier this control library set was for few developers through invitation only as it was in Early Adopter Mode. Telerik now released the first beta set of this controls for public download. You can now use these controls to develop your Windows 8 Metro applications. As it is in beta stage, the library is available for free download and once they release the final binaries, we will come to know about the pricing. Till then, try out the controls and read the complete post to find out the downloadable link and other resources.


First Look to Telerik RadControls for Win8 Metro

During TechEd 2012, Telerik announced their first commercial library for building Windows 8 Metro applications. This control library is a set of controls for XAML and HTML apps. User can chose the language of their own choice and deliver a high end Windows 8 enterprise and consumer applications using these controls.

 

In this blog post, I will describe more about the controls and guide you to kick start with your Metro application development using the Telerik RadControls. The controls set is neither yet released nor available publicly to download. In case you want a special early adopter access, this blog post will help you to get one too.


Microsoft Announced Surface Tablet with Windows 8

Today morning, 19th June 2012 Indian Standard Time, Microsoft announced their all new Tablet PC running with Windows 8 operating system. Steve Ballmer (CEO, Microsoft) showcased the new Microsoft branded Tablet PC for the next generation named as Microsoft Surface tablet.

 

The tablet PC will be available in two different version named “Surface for Windows RT” and “Surface for Windows 8 Pro”. Both will have different configuration. Though the price details are not available yet, continue reading the post to watch a video demonstration of the Surface tablet, screenshots and system specific information.



How to Get a Developer License for Windows 8 App Development

If you have installed Windows 8 Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 RC, you might want to develop your first Windows 8 Metro Style Application. Unlike other version of Visual Studio, you need a Developer License to build your Win8 Metro apps. Without a developer license you won’t be able to deploy the app in your Windows 8 machine or Windows 8 simulator.

 

This blog post will help you to understand it better and will guide you to get a Free Developer License for Windows 8 Metro application development. Continue reading to get your developer license.


Installation Experience of Windows 8 Release Preview

Microsoft released Windows 8 Release Preview (RP) on 31st May 2012. If you didn’t yet download the latest release of Windows 8, you can download it from here: Download Windows 8 Release Preview (All Languages, ISO/Offline/Standalone Installer).

 

I downloaded the latest release of Windows 8 (Release Preview) and installed it on my VMware Player. The installation experience improved a lot from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and in this post, I will share the same experience with you. So, continue reading and share it to your connection and help them to understand it better.


Don’t Hate Windows8 - An Infographic by Jason (Frugal Dad)

Windows 8 is coming at the door step. Microsoft already released the Release Preview version of Windows 8. There are many improvements and new features in this Windows 8 over Windows 7. Jason (Frugal Dad) published an infographic of the same and asked people not to hate Windows 8.

 

As per the request, I am sharing the same infographic in this blog post for my blog readers. Check it out and leave your feedback below for the original author.


Download Windows 8 Release Preview (All Languages, ISO/Offline/Standalone Installer)

Microsoft released Windows 8 Release Preview yesterday, 31st May 2012. It's an all-new touch interface. It's a new Windows for new devices. And it's easy to try now - whether you're installing it for the first time, or moving from Windows 8 Consumer Preview which was released few months ago.

 

In this blog entry, find out the links to download Windows 8 Release Preview. You can find the ISO images for all different languages, which you can download to install it offline.


Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 01-January-2012 to 07-January-2012

Here comes this week’s (1st January 2012 to 7th January 2012) news digest on Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, LightSwitch and Metro UI. We have submitted ~63 new article links at Silverlight-Zone.com.

 

Read more to find out the top 5 posts of the week. Also, find out the daily digest links here. Sharing those here too, in case you missed those it will be helpful. Subscribe to our daily newsletter to get those links directly delivered to your inbox.



Celebrating First Anniversary of Silverlight-Zone.com

I am very happy to announce that, www.silverlight-zone.com has completed it’s first anniversary today. We officially launched this portal on 1st January 2011 and continuing our efforts to submit article news daily.

 

I appreciate the efforts made by the contributors of this community portal and the followers of Silverlight-Zone. Without their support this journey could be very difficult.

 

This post is not just the celebration of 1 year completion, we are also announcing our first “Contributor of the Month” award. We are happy to see such contributors on-board.


Practical Demonstration of Windows 8 Metro Style Application Lifecycle

In our last video tutorial “What is the Lifecycle of Windows 8 Metro Style Application?”, we learnt how the Windows 8 metro style application life cycle works using a small video demonstration of states.
 
In this video tutorial we will see a practical example of it using the already available metro applications. Continue to watch the video tutorial series.

 


What is the Lifecycle of Windows 8 Metro Style Application?

Today in this Video tutorial, we will learn about the Lifecycle of Windows 8 Metro style application. We will also learn what are the various states available during the Lifecycle.

 

Let’s start discussion followed by the video tutorial. An easy way of representation has been added in the video. Let me know your feedback. Don’t forget to share this to your friends and ask their feedback too.


What is Package.appxmanifest File in Windows 8 Metro Style Application?

Hope you gone thru my previous video tutorial “How to Create a Windows 8 Metro Style Application using Visual Studio 2011?”, where I demonstrated about Windows Metro Style Application templates, creation of project and it’s project structure. There we also demonstrated one simple “HelloMetroStyleApplication” sample.

 

In this video tutorial, we will learn about “Package.appxmanifest” file which resides in the Metro application project directory. We will discuss step-by-step about each property page and XML content of this manifest file.


How to Create a Windows 8 Metro Style Application using Visual Studio 2011?

People often asked me to start a Video Tutorial series on Windows 8 Metro Style Application development using Visual Studio 2011 and here is first part of the series. The series will include the video tutorial as well as some text to give you easy access to the code.

 

In this first part (10 mint Video Tutorial), we will learn how to get started with the Project and also we will learn the project structure. Later we will have a small demo to show you how to develop your first “Hello Metro Style Application” using Visual Studio 2011 IDE. Continue to the tutorial to learn more.



Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 23-October-2011 to 29-October-2011

Here comes the weekly news digest of Silverlight-Zone.com. This week i.e. 23rd October to 29th October, we have submitted 61 article links in our database and the total link count raised to 3255 till now. Thanks to Michael Crump and Silverlight Gal for their contributions towards Silverlight-Zone community portal.

 

In this post, I am going to share the popular 5 posts of this week, which were visited mostly by our readers. Also, sharing the Daily News Digest links of the week. If you missed them earlier, you can find them here.


Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 25-September-2011 to 01-October-2011

Here comes this week’s news digest of Silverlight-Zone.com. This week starting 25th September 2011 to 1st October 2011, we have submitted 69 new article links on various topics like Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, LightSwitch, XAML and Metro.

 

Though there are various new topics, but still people are worried about the future of Silverlight and hence we noticed a significant hit on those posts. Don’t be panic, this is a cover story now since last three weeks. Read this post to read out the top 5 links.


Solution for “Tool makepri.exe cannot be found. Please install Windows Modern SDK”

In Windows 8 if you installed Visual Studio 11 separately, you may notice the error “Tool makepri.exe cannot be found. Please install Windows Modern SDK” while building Metro Style Windows application. What is that and how to resolve this issue?

 

In this post I will discuss about this issue and will also give you the solution. If you are facing the similar issue, read to find out more.


Step-by-Step Tutorial to Setup Windows8 in VMWare

In this article, I will guide you to setup a Windows 8 Virtual Machine in VMWare environment. Just follow the steps mentioned here and you will be done with the installation. I will use the 32bit Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO image to mount for the installation step. If you have bootable drive, you can directly use that.

 

The step-by-step process will show you creation of new Virtual Machine and then the installation of Windows 8 Developer Preview version in the VM. Read the complete post to find out more.

 
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