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purchase windows 8 for app development

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  • i work on WPF/.NET. i want to start work on metro style app development for Windows 8.  for that i am ready to purchase windows 8. i want to know how much it will cost me and what all licence/tool i need to purchase.

    Sorry if i am posting it in a wrong forum please redirect it to appropriate one. 

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:32 AM

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  • For tools, you can use the free Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8:

    http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/products/visual-studio-express-for-windows-8

    There are multiple ways to acquire Windows 8, here is just one of many:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/download-shop

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2:35 PM
  • Windows Store app development can be done on either Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. I believe you need Windows 8 Pro if you want to write Windows Phone 8 apps.

    You will need a Windows Store account to deploy your apps through the store, though you don't need it just to try out development.

    --Rob

     

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:30 AM
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  • For tools, you can use the free Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8:

    http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/products/visual-studio-express-for-windows-8

    There are multiple ways to acquire Windows 8, here is just one of many:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/download-shop

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2:35 PM
  • Thanks hays!!

    i know VS2012 is free. my doubt is do i need to pay for anything else(like : developer account, or some other license) except windows 8. And which package(pro/standered) of windows 8 is best suited for a developer so i need not to pay separately.

    Regards,
    Kamlendra

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:00 AM
  • Windows Store app development can be done on either Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. I believe you need Windows 8 Pro if you want to write Windows Phone 8 apps.

    You will need a Windows Store account to deploy your apps through the store, though you don't need it just to try out development.

    --Rob

     

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:30 AM
    Moderator