September 2011 Blog Posts

Debug your Metro apps remotely

I just bought a new Acer Iconia Tab W500 machine to use it for Metro applications development (found a really good deal on EBay :-) ), and immediately installed Windows 8 Developer Preview on it, everything works fine, machine is very responsive and touch experience makes Windows8 lovely than ever. The only thing not working is tablet rotation since still haven’t found a suitable x64 driver for internal Bosch G-Sensor (suggestions are warm welcomed!) Next step is: How do I test my touch enabled applications?, well I have Visual Studio 2011 installed on Windows 8 but machine isn’t powerful...

posted @ Monday, September 26, 2011 11:15 AM | Feedback (2)

In case you Windows 8 installation on VHD fails…

…you’re not alone! :-) I’ve successfully used Scott Hanselman’s method to install Windows 8 on a VHD and everything went quick and smooth, I can’t cold boot in 8 seconds but it’s probably due to the fact that the machine is quite older (but is perfect for fundamental developer tools like TweetDeck or Messenger) but today when I was sure that doing the same on my DELL Precision M4500 would be a kid game I didn’t notice that Murphy was sitting behind me and so a nasty problem raised: After file copy, at reboot, no boot option screen appeared...

posted @ Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:13 PM | Feedback (0)

Build day1: Just some personal thoughts…

Think you all have seen //Build conference keynote so you know what I’m talking about, here are some thinking on my mind after a day where #bldwin hash nearly crashed twitter (can’t barely seen tweets flowing on TweetDeck…) As you (I assume) I’m in love with Windows 8, just prepared my machines to install the ready-to-come stuff that will take us (even more) busy for the next months :-) HTML5/JS/CSS as expected is the newcomer  into client app development party, this will allow web dev to become windows devs (after they...

posted @ Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:28 PM | Feedback (5)