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New windows 8 metro developers tools or not ?

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  • Hi,

    current windows 8 developer preview version expires in March. When will a new version with metro developers tools, or separate developers tools will be released ?

    I know the CONSUMER beta will be released on end of February, but this doesn't mean it will have the developers TOOLS.

    So how are we supposed to do ?

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:56 AM

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  • I have no special insider knowledge, however I would think it's pretty obvious that updated developer tools will be available at the same time the consumer preview version is released. It wouldn't really make sense not to.
    • Proposed as answer by Irfanfare Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:34 AM
    Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:45 AM
  • Hi Brakkar,

    The expiration date mentioned in the message box is specifically for a developer license to run metro apps. Basically, while you have a developer license installed on your machine, you can launch and run apps which have not been downloaded from the store. This license needs to be renewed every so often. Once the license expires, VS will prompt you to acquire a new one (just like the first time) – you don’t need to re-install or get another version of the tooling.

    Hope this clears things up,

    Your feedback has been passed onto the team owning this area.

    Adrian




    Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:28 PM