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Poll: Would it be easier to develop for one Microsoft OS?

If Windows 8 is going to span multiple device types, would it be easier for you to work with one OS? Let us know by taking this poll.

With the Windows 8 Developer Preview, it has become clear that Microsoft wants one OS for tablets and desktops. Based on my experience using the Windows 8 Preview, traditional desktop apps really felt like they were given short shrift, and the touch metaphors for tablets did not translate well to the keyboard/mouse combination.

While it is a tough call to decide if you should develop Metro/WinRT apps or "legacy" applications moving forwards, Metro/WinRT does give us the opportunity to develop one application to span multiple devices. (Take the poll: Will you write Web, legacy, or Metro apps for Windows 8?) And if Microsoft decides to make Windows 8 its phone and game console OS, the market gets even wider.

J.Ja

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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

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