For Windows 8, we completely reimagined not just the platform, but also how we share app development info with you. Launched 9 months ago, the Windows Dev Center
is the one place where you can find all the info and resources you need to get going. Whether you’re new to development, seeking inspiration for the next great app, or you’re simply stuck and need help, you can find it here.
We talked to many developers, and heard a lot about how difficult it could be to find the right info in the MSDN Library. The goal we set for Windows 8 developer content was to try to provide exactly the right content when you needed it, and not have too much info get in your way. To that end we focused on how to do things, instead of on why we built a given feature the way we did. You told us that when you start learning about a new scenario or feature, you want to try it out quickly and learn the details later. We also heard loud and clear that you want to get going quickly and not read a lot of docs. With the new Windows 8 Dev Center, you don’t have to track down docs, tools, samples, and other assets in various locations; it’s all in one place. We also improved search, so you can find what you need easier.