With Windows 7 being such a big hit and earning Microsoft not just its loyalty from the Windows aficionados but also the mega bucks, all eyes are now on the next version Windows 8. If you haven’t heard the news already, Microsoft has released a developer preview version of Windows 8 and has got developers of all sorts and sizes busy not just testing the new O/s but also developing apps for its new interface called the Metro look and feel. If it sounds familiar then you must have seen it in action in the Windows Phone 7 and 7.5(Mango).
Yes, the next Windows version will bring the smart phone experience right on the desktop, how cool is that? I have experienced it first hand in one of the product demos and I can assure you that you are going to love it.
Anyways, if you are an apps developer then you should get yourself busy building some apps for Windows 8 and to test the upcoming O/s Microsoft has released a latest developer preview build - Windows 8 Build 8102 Milestone 3 (M3) which you can download from the Windows Dev Center. But if you are new to the entire Windows 8 experience and want to know more then, you can help yourself to a range of free whitepapers being made available by Microsoft. You can find all the whitepapers in the White papers for Windows Developer Preview page. So far resources and whitepapers are available for the following topics. More will be added as and when available.
Well what are you waiting for? If you are a Windows app developer or whether you want to be one, just go right ahead and download the whitepapers and the Windows 8 developer preview build.