I recorded this screencast that shows you how to create a metro icon using Expression Design. You can get a 60-day trial of Expression Studio (which includes Design) at http://bit.ly/designtrial. If you’re a student, you can download it for free at DreamSpark.com.
I recorded this short screencast showing how to use Windows Phone Icons Maker to quickly create application icons for Windows Phone apps. You can get Windows Phone Icons Maker at http://wpiconmaker.codeplex.com. Enjoy! (If the colors are weird for you, I’m really sorry! I tried uploading it several times to take care of it, but it might not have worked.)
If you follow news in the tech world, you’re probably aware that the Windows 8 Release Preview went live last Thursday. If you don’t follow news in the tech world, I want to let you know that the Windows 8 Release Preview went live last Thursday!
To get started right away, go download Windows 8 Release Preview here!
On Thursday, Microsoft announced that Windows 8 Release Preview is now available for download in 14 languages. This is the final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and many more), and hundreds of new and updated apps in the Windows Store. And it’s free. Summer is coming up and summer is a great time to check out new things. Windows 8 is as new as it gets.
Some of the things that are new in this release are:
- New Metro style Bing Travel, News and Sports apps.
- Gaming and Music Xbox apps that integrate with your Zune pass.
- Improvements to the Mail, Photos, and People apps that initially debuted with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
If you’re completely new to Windows 8, I recorded this short screencast that takes you on a tour of the Windows 8 Metro Start screen.