Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jul 2013 16:02 UTC
Windows "Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August. This means OEMs will be able to get the RTM bits and begin preparing devices with Windows 8.1 just in time for the holidays! We’ll have more details to share in the coming months for consumers and other customers on how to get Windows 8.1." So far, Windows 8.1 has been a massive improvement over Windows 8 on my Surface RT - except for the total system crashes (including shrieking sounds) Skype causes a few times per week.
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RE[2]: Interface
by moondevil on Mon 8th Jul 2013 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Interface"
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If you watch the recordings from BUILD 2013, the subliminal message for getting developers into the new platform was being repeated everywhere.

All the new tooling across languages and frameworks is mostly focused on the Metro interface.

As if the desktop environment would fulfil a similar role as Classical in Mac OS X.

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RE[3]: Interface
by lucas_maximus on Mon 8th Jul 2013 20:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Interface"
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I dunno how I feel about that.

But as a ASP.NET dev I suppose it doesn't affect me as much as the other Microsoft developers that focus on the desktop.

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RE[4]: Interface
by moondevil on Mon 8th Jul 2013 21:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Interface"
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On my case it is a bit different, as I work for a big consultancy company.

The set of technologies we use changes from customer to customer.

Regarding ASP.NET, the focus was mostly:

- Usage of WebForms and MVC in the same projects
- More ease of use for JavaScript frameworks in ASP.NET applications
- .NET and IIS improvements for application performance and scaling
- Azure related tooling
- Apps support

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