Monday, May 21, 2012


Microsoft launches its own social network

Windows 8 app developer blog

Windows 8 app developer blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs:
"Insights on building Metro style apps for Windows 8, by the Windows 8 engineering team"

Develop great Metro style apps for Windows 8
Discover the common traits of great Metro style apps.

Visual Studio 11 Beta downloads

Compare Visual Studio 11 Beta editions

Web Services for Devices (WSD) by Microsoft

Implementing Web Services on Devices for Printing and Scanning: (@MSDN)

Windows 7 (and 8) have embedded support for "imaging" (print, scan, photo) devices
that support WSD web services specs. This is "old style" SOAP, what is unfortunate,
since the specs are complicated and protocol not very efficient.
In 2006 when WSD was last updated, SOAP was still somewhat popular.

On the other side, devices that support WSD protocols are discovered
and can be used by Windows 7/8 without additional drivers...