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Whitepaper: Updating your app from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Preview

This paper provides information about how to migrate a Windows Store app built for Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Preview. It provides guidelines for developers to successfully port their existing Windows 8 code investments to Windows 8.1. It assumes that the reader is familiar with Windows Store app development, the Windows Runtime, either XAML or the Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS).

This information applies to the following operating systems:

Windows® 8.1 Preview
Windows 8

The current version of this paper is maintained on the web at:

Also familiriaze yourself with the Windows 8.1 New APIs and features for developers at:




Are you a Designer? – Windows 8 UX Design Camp in Finland 2.-3.4-2013

UX Camp

Windows 8 is a new digital canvas where you can showcase your creativity and flair with apps that reach hundreds of millions of people. The platform provides unique features like Live Tiles, Contracts and Cloud services, so you can engage your audience more deeply in new and creative ways. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a designer and we’re pleased to invite you to a Windows 8 UX Design Camp to learn how to design great apps.

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What is a Windows 8 UX Design Camp?

Windows 8 UX Design Camps are free, fun, no-fluff workshops for designers, by designers.  In this camp you’ll learn from experts on Windows Store app UX design and apply what you’ve learned by designing your first Windows Store app. During the course of the workshop, we’ll have experts on Windows Store app design on hand to review your design and answer your questions.

Time and place

2.-3.4.2013, Keilaranta 7, Espoo, Finland

What’s the agenda?

In this design camp, we’ll cover:

  • Windows Store App Design Principles
  • Designing a Great Windows Store App
  • Navigation
  • Layout
  • Commanding
  • Snap and Scale Beautifully
  • Win as One
  • Tiles and Notifications
  • Touch
  • Animation
  • The Windows Store

What can I expect?

Windows 8 UX Design camps are workshops where your time will be split between discussing key principles of Windows Store app design and applying what you’ve learned in design exercises. All design exercises are done sketching with paper and pencil to provide you a way to quickly apply what you’ve learned and get feedback from camp mentors.

How Do I Register?

To secure your seat in this event, please register here. We can accommodate up to two people from the same organization.


This event is free of charge. Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation.

More info

You can find more info about the Microsoft Design Camps at designcamps.azurewebsites.net


Email your questions to msdnfi@microsoft.com 


Teppo Kotirinta
Principal Designer, co-founder @ Nordkapp

Teppo has been building internet, multimedia and mobile services since 1997, first more on the technical side, then in design. He’s worked in an e-commerce startup and with various digi-media and marketing agencies. He’s designed and developed frontend and backend solutions for rich & interactive social sites before there was social media, various things from mobile power plant maintenance system to DJ software, and anything from Video-on-Demand to healthcare and banking.



Sami Niemelä
Creative Director, co-founder @ Nordkapp

Sami is a designer blatantly excited about the new; things, experiences and interactions digital technology connects and enables all around us. He has worked on digital products and services since 1997, and while at it assisted an ethnographic study in India, facilitated participatory design in a daycare, won a Finnish Grammy, had his name on 10-ish design patents and designed for pretty much any format, size and OS there are, both digital and physical.



Sauli Lehtovaara
Interaction Designer @ Nordkapp

Sauli has been part of Nordkapp since the day one in the company’s history. During these years he’s been privileged to work with various kinds of challenging and successful projects for companies scaling from domestic start-ups to large multinational corporates. Nowadays you most likely find him in concept workshops or finishing interaction designs for services but he also has a strong engineering background in the past with web and software development.



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