In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories for developers on the new Windows Store, Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and Silverlight.
Enabling large disks and large sectors in Windows 8. “One of the most basic services provided by an OS is the file system, and Windows has one of the most advanced file systems of any operating system used broadly. In Windows 7 we improved things substantially in terms of reliability, management, and robustness (for example, automating completely the antiquated notion of “defrag”). In Windows 8 we build on this work by focusing on scale and capacity,” writes Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division, in this Nov. 29th post on Building Windows 8. Check it out.
Big data and Microsoft’s codename Data Explorer. As more and more devices get connected to the world, the amount of data is going to explode but amassing data has never really been a problem. Making sense of that data has which is why Next at Microsoft Blog Editor Steve Clayton was keen to hear more about a project from our SQL Azure Labs known as “Data Explorer”. Read more about this story in this Tuesday blog post.
Ten laps around Silverlight 5. The Silverlight team is getting close to wrapping up its 10-part series on Silverlight 5. Developers can find part eight of the series on the Silverlight Blog. Don’t miss it.
That’s it for this edition of The Midweek Download. Thanks for reading!
Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog