Windows 8 Spotlight #6


· First Look at Windows 8.1

· Outlook 2013 RT Coming to Windows RT Tablets as part of Windows 8.1 Update

· Developing a Windows Store Business App

· Modern Business in Mind: Windows 8.1 at TechEd 2013

· TechEd North America 2013 - Keynote


If you want to enable Toast Notification ability in your application and get notification pop-ups, after integrating Toast Nofication code inside your application, you need to enable Toast Capable in Application manifest file.



10 Simple Steps - Getting Your App into the Windows Store

The goal in this article is to explain the steps which takes to get an app into the Windows Store. As you can imagine, you’ll learn some new skills, and pass these along to you. Let’s take a look at those steps



Create Cross-platform Apps using Portable Class Libraries

Learn how to create an app with versions for the Windows Store, Windows Phone, and other platforms, using the new Portable Class Libraries support in Visual Studio 2012 to share code between the different versions of the app. We will see how the Model-View-ViewModel pattern (MVVM) is ideally suited to sharing code between platforms since it encourages a clean separation between the app logic, which can be shared, and the UI, which is platform-specific.


Jetpack Joyride


Cocktail Flow


Suit up with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and take to the skies as Barry Steakfries, the lovable hero on a one-way trip to adventure!

In terms of clean UI and animations one of the best Win8 App. Browse, find and discover cocktails with a continuously growing collection of drinks. The application features beautifully presented recipes and identifies cocktails that can be made from ingredients in your bar.



A view from Microsoft Lebanon – Beirut/Lebanon