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Windows 8 SDK Update with updated WACK Criteria for Win8Dev

The Windows 8 Software Development Kit (SDK) contains header libraries and a set of tools which you can use to develop Windows Store apps using technologies like Visual C#, Visual Basic, Visual C++ and/or JavaScript.

 

Recently a new version of the SDK has been published which you can grab from here. Also it has a new version of the WACK to validate your Windows 8 Store application branding.



What is SLAT and How to Check whether your CPU Supports it?

Second Level Address Translation a.k.a. SLAT is a technology introduced in Intel and AMD processors. Recently released Windows Phone 8 SDK needs it to run the emulator 8 in your Windows 8 system.

 

So, what is this SLAT and how to check whether your CPU really supports it? In this post, we will discuss this with you.


Mounting ISO Image in Windows 8

In earlier Windows versions, we were missing this great feature of CD/DVD mounting. To achieve this, we had to install 3rd party software tools and was always demanded as in-built feature in Windows.

 

Windows 8 now has this feature and you can now easily mount any ISO image to create a virtual CD/DVD ROM in your PC. Continue reading it to know how to do this.


Introduction to Telerik RadSlideHubTile Control for Windows 8

Today we will start working with RadSlideHubTile control recently added to the Telerik RadControls library for Win 8 Metro. Though there are couple of hub tile controls, but today we will start with the basic one named “RadSlideHubTile”.

 

If you are new to Windows Store app development, you can get the Free trial copy of this library from Telerik to start with this new application development. Continue reading for more information.


Windows Store is now Open to all Developers and MSDN Subscribers

Microsoft just announced that, “Windows Store” is now open for all developers across 120 markets all over the world. Till date it was only available to the company accounts and no individual registration was possible.

 

This announcement will now bring more developers under a roof to build Windows 8 Style applications for Windows Store. Continue reading for more information.


How to create Power Shortcuts for Windows 8 Start Screen?

You might be aware that, we don’t have any Start button in Windows 8 RTM. As you are not comfortable with the new Start Screen, hence sometime it is difficult to Shutdown, Restart or Hibernate your PC.

 

In this post, we will create Start Screen shortcut icons to these power options for easy access. Continue for further step-by-step process.



How to Enable “Hibernate” Option in Windows 8 Power Menu?

If you have installed Windows 8 RTM, you might have noticed that the “Hibernate” option is missing in “Power Menu”. So you might want to activate this option in your Windows 8 Power Menu to enable the Hibernate in your system.

 

This blog post will help you to enable “Hibernate” option in your Windows 8 Power Menu. Continue reading to further know about it step-by-step.


Windows 8 Introduces New Sets of Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 RTM is currently available for MSDN Subscribers and also a 90 days trial available for the general users. Microsoft already planned to release it for general consumers availability on 26th October 2012.

 

Windows 8 has some new sets of keyboard shortcuts which I am going to share here in this blog post. I hope, you will like it. So, continue reading.


How to Capture a Screenshot as File in Windows 8?

Today in this small post we will learn how to capture a screenshot of your installed applications in Windows 8 RTM. Whether it is desktop app or a Windows 8 app, you will be able to take screenshot by just pressing a key combination without installing any other software.

 

Not only that, the captured screenshot will be saved to your hard drive as an image file, so that you can directly access them. Continue to read more about it.


Register for Windows 8 AppFest at Bengaluru (September 2012)

Microsoft India presents Windows 8 AppFest, the world’s largest coding marathon for building great apps for Windows 8. It is going to happen on 21st and 22nd September 2012 at Bengaluru, Karnataka.

 

If you have the passion to learn and build a quality app for Windows 8 with the help of Microsoft Engineers and trainers, don’t forget to register for it to attend.


How to Fix Windows 8 RTM Activation Issue?

After installing Windows 8 RTM, I was facing an issue that says "Windows can't activate right now. Try activating Windows later". I tried it multiple times but couldn't figure out what was the actual issue here.


Later @LBugnion shared me the trick to resolve this issue which I am going to share here in my blog, so that you can find it useful.



Download Windows 8 RTM (MSDN Subscribers) and a 90days Trial for others

Recently Microsoft released Windows 8 RTM (build version: #9200) to the OEM Manufacturer and mentioned that the product will be available to the MSDN/TechNet Subscribers on 15th August 2012 and will be available for general public use on 26th October 2012.

 

As per their commencement, the product is now available for download. Find out the links to download the new OS from Microsoft. Also there is a link to download the 90 days Trial version.


Windows Store and Windows Phone Developer accounts for MSDN Subscribers

Microsoft now announced new benefits that will help you get your apps out to millions of people to see, try and buy! As an MSDN subscriber, you’ll now receive one-time 12 month Windows Store and
Windows Phone Developer accounts!

 

After reimagined Windows Phone Store from Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft announced this to the MSDN subscribers. To know more about the benefits and to get the links, check out the post.


Windows 8 Released to Manufacturing (RTM)

Microsoft announced that, today they released the new Windows 8 operating system to the Windows 8 OEM and manufacturing partners. Side-by-side they also announced the general availability of Windows Store today for the MSDN Subscribers.

 

This is the first step towards the general availability of Windows 8 to the consumer and everyone is now looking for the date (26th October 2012) when it will be available for general public.


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.

 
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