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Windows 8 App Projects - XAML and C# Edition by Nico Vermeir

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction

Windows 8 is an exciting release. It tries to reimagine the way we use computers; it’s a fresh wind through an old, established environment. Before we dive into the technical stuff, we’ll have a small history lesson about the development process of Windows 8.

History

Windows 8 was first announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2011. Back then, it was just the next Windows iteration. A very early version found its way onto the Internet pretty fast, and inside was evidence of native Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 support, United Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), and even some slight hints at an application ...

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