It’s the time of the New Year Resolutions and I want to start you on the one that will bring you prosperity and success!
Have you heard how exciting it is to be a Windows 8 developer? Have you heard you can reach 690,000,000 users and sell them your app? It’s the best opportunity for a developer out there. 40,000,000 users are already using Windows 8. There are 650,000,000 other Windows users that are moving or are expected to move to Windows 8.
Do you know what else is exciting? It’s a new system, with new skills. You can be still one of the first Windows 8 developers out there.
Let’s start with the basics. Step 1.
If you don’t have a Microsoft account already, please sign up for one at:
To develop for Windows RT (Windows Runtime) you need to develop on Windows 8.
You can work on a full version of Windows 8 Pro or you can download the 90 day evaluation version. I would choose the 64 bit version. (This way you can develop for Windows Phone 8 too!)
You need to download the SDK/tools (Visual Studio comes with Expression Blend).
If you cannot dedicate a machine to Windows 8, please read this blog post on how to install Windows 8 via boot to VHD.