I’m gathering all awesome quotes and tidbits from today’s keynote by Sinofsky and friends. I’m sure you all have questions and hopefully the following tidbits gleamed from the live blogging can answer them including what languages did and did not make the cut.

 

  • Tom Warren:

“The device you use and the hardware it has DO matter to web browsing”

Major applause welcomed the giveaway of the Samsung tablet (video below).

  • Tom Warren:
  • Embargo has lifted, Microsoft’s interns who are seated at the front of the keynote built all the Windows 8 demo apps available today

  • Rafael Rivera:
  • I have a photo of Paul I poke in the eyes as my Picture Password.

  • Tom Warren:
  • The applications share the settings space with the system settings

  • Ed Bott:
  • Spell-checking throughout the whole system

  • Long Zheng:
  • BTW, Tweet@rama isn’t that good. There’ll be better Metro Twitter clients ;)

  • Comment From PG PG: ]
  • http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/13/welcome-to-windows-8-the-developer-preview.aspx : “You probably want to try out the preview release—and you can. Starting at 8PM today, Seattle time, you can download all of the code that attendees at BUILD received. This includes 32 or 64 bit x86 builds, with or without development tools. The releases also include a suite of sample/SDK applications and the SDK (please note these are merely illustrations of potential apps, not apps that we intend to ship with Windows 8). The ISOs are linked to from http://dev.windows.com. You download with a Windows Live ID (which you might want to use to test out some of the new roaming features).”

  • MJF:
  • Here’s what MS is telling developers today re: future of Silverlight, .Net, etc.. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-to-developers-metro-is-your-future/10611

  • Rafael Rivera:
  • See those pre-built controls? They work in HTML/JS and XAML-based applications.

  • Ed Bott:
  • The skinny pane is called “snap view” and the larger pane is called “fill view”

     

  • Ed Bott:
  • Microsoft does not require you to change your licensing model to sell an app in the app store.

  • Tom Warren:
  • Talking about Microsoft’s Windows Store certification requirements. There’s security tests, tech compliance, content compliance and signing/publishing.

  • Comment From Master Devwi Master Devwi: ]
  • Note the Windows Phone games that appeared in the Windows Store.

    • MJF:
    • @Master Dewi: MS is going to have a session (or maybe more) showing Windows Phone devs how to tweak their code to get it to work on Windows 8

  • Paul Thurrott:
  • Biggest point of Windows Store: Microsoft is NOT taking a 30 percent cut. It will take a ZERO percent cut.

  • Paul Thurrott:
  • I NEED a 256 TB drive.

  • Comment From mark mark: ]
  • Any word on a multi-monitor support in Metro UI?

    • Rafael Rivera:
    • Mark: Yep, full support.

    • Tom Warren:
    • There’s a taskbar object for multi monitor support and the taskbar appears to pan across both screens

  • Tom Warren:
  • AT&T has included 1 year 2GB a month data access for attendees

  • Tom Warren:
  • The new task manager is extremely detailed, excellent for IT pros. Especially the app history

    • Tom Warren:
    • Woos from developers at the new task manager
  • Comment From Luciano Fagundes Luciano Fagundes: ]
  • Well, I’m an iOS developer… I was about to bring my Apps to Android, however, right now, going to Windows 8 is a no brainer … Android is in big trouble now :)

  • MJF:
  • The sample apps the interns built include things like Socialite, Tweet@rama, Photo Doodle, The Puzzle, etc. — all preloaded on Win 8 dev preview build

     

    Additional notes:

  • There was an extensive SkyDrive demo showcasing the photo syncing across devices using SkyDrive.  Yes it included a hiccup with the demo picture not syncing.  What was the cause of the hiccup? The presenter never uploaded the picture to SkyDrive! Recent changes to Windows Phone policy has the auto-upload to SkyDrive disabled by default in Mango.
  • LIVE APIs were announced and devs are encouraged to utilize the APIs to make their own sharing apps/clients.
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