Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:18 UTC
Windows In the article on Windows 8, I already mentioned that in order to demonstrate the viability of Metro for something other than Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft should come up with a Metro interface for Microsoft Office - one that doesn't leave out 90% of Office's features. Well, Microsoft has hinted that they are, indeed, working on Metro Office. In addition, it turns out Microsoft isn't entirely sure to how to address the issue if legacy applications on ARM.
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RE[2]: .net
by kristoph on Sat 17th Sep 2011 19:53 UTC in reply to "RE: .net"
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It depends on what .net means to you.

The current crop of .net apps, just like everything else, are considered 'legacy' (apps which are considered 'legacy' can't be sold in the app store, can't carry the 'Ready for Windows 8' logo, won't be featured by Microsoft etc, won't work on platforms that don't have the Win32 stack, etc.)

You have to build to WinRT basically, irrespective of what language you use.

(I think the whole .net language is going away.)

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RE[3]: .net
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 17th Sep 2011 22:02 in reply to "RE[2]: .net"
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.net is not a language... it is a framework.

Yes, it is going away because it is being replaced with WinRT which will have all the same framework tools of .net, but also add in the hooks needed to manipulate the OS at a system level.

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