Consuming WinRT: Every architect should be aware of this!

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After lot of discussions with many experts, I was surprised that (almost) no one has noticed that WinRT is not only the runtime for Windows Store Applications. More over WinRT is a layer in Windows which can be used from Sys32 applications. Few months ago, we already started at daenet’s labs to experiment with such scenarios. Basically, we are thinking about Desktop or any other Sys32 application which can be enriched by Windows 8 and WinRT. If you are Enterprise Developer (read: professional developer) don’t be blamed with marketing bombing related to Win8 apps, apps, apps. This is nice story but…

Windows 8 has advantages for classical Windows Developers (read developers, developers, developers) too! Think about consuming camera at windows without WinRT. You will have lot of fan.

If you are hardware vendor, we Software Developers will expect from you to provide as WinRT API to talk with your devices.Don’t waste new architecture with COM and Sys32 anymore. If you have to do it, please hide it from as.

Here are our first toughs about this:

And here is more or less first Microsoft prominent explanation of the same scenario:

Scott, thanks for that Smile

Posted Oct 25 2012, 12:56 AM by Damir Dobric
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Galina wrote re: Consuming WinRT: Every architect should be aware of this!
on 12-05-2013 21:27

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