will any more metro apps be released to the developer preview? RRS feed

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  • I just want to know if this is the end of the road for the Developer Preview or if as the development process goes will the preview receive updates and more features?
    Friday, October 7, 2011 1:22 AM


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  • The Windows App Store is not included in the Developer Preview, so it's unlikely new apps will be available for it.

    Updates have already been released for the Developer Preview through Windows Update.


    The beta and future releases may (or may not) have more apps. For the latest news:

    Building Windows 8 Blog:



    Not all the features are included in the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

    From the Building Windows 8 blog:
    NOTE: The preview build does not include every feature shown this morning.  Shown but not in the Developer Preview release include the Windows Store, Windows Live Metro style apps, and some of the user interface features.  The focus of the preview is the API and development tools for building Metro style apps.

    From the main download page:
    The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment.

    Friday, October 7, 2011 1:43 AM
  • Yes I understand that there have been updates. I have installed them, but they were more stability updates. I meant whether or not Microsoft planned on showing more features in the developer preview. I want to know if this all that will be offered during this preview until the beta is released or if they will give something  more to chew on till then.

    I appreciate the links and posts but I am fully aware of everything that's been posted.

    Just seems that the news mill has stopped regarding Windows 8 and I want it to be a buzz.

    Friday, October 7, 2011 3:06 AM
  • The main purpose of the Windows Developer Preview is for developers to become familiar with it and create programs. More features probably won't be available until a future release as the Developer Preview is not meant for the general consumer.


    A few more links for info:

    Windows 8 Preview:

    Windows 8 Videos:

    Friday, October 7, 2011 3:25 AM
  • Metro app from Microsoft: No.

    Metro app from other developers: Yes, but you need to learn some developer skills, like how to compile code into apps. 

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    Friday, October 7, 2011 2:03 PM