Metro-Style Management Applications and Windows Server 8 Desktop Experience RRS feed

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  • Can somebody from Microsoft provide reference/guidelines on developing Metro-style management applications? There are several threads outlining that metro-style application cannot be started with a full admin token (for example, when running interactive session as a built-in administrator). At the same time full installation of Windows 8 Server … features Metro start screen so it appears that Metro can be a preferable desktop experience on Windows Server and/or for the next generation of Windows management applications regardless where they will run (on server or desktop). Or thou shalt not try developing metro-style management UI?
    Friday, October 21, 2011 5:42 AM

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  • I think that you won't need full administrative token once your app is digitally signed. Similar to what we now have with drivers. By the way, as you know, Windows Developer Preview uses SHA-256 hashing algorithm.

    Please don't trust this my message. )) I may be totally wrong here.

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    Friday, October 21, 2011 1:27 PM
  • UX guidelines for Metro style app development

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:14 PM
  • Let me reformulate my question: what is Microsoft position on development of the Metro-style management UI?

    • Edited by VTTC Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:22 PM
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 10:46 PM