Windows 8 App Projects XAML and C# Edition

Windows 8 was first announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2011. Back then, it was just the next Windows iteration. A very early version found its way onto the Internet pretty fast, and inside was evidence of native Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 support, United Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), and even some slight hints at an application (app) store. The leaked version still had the classic Start button and Start menu like in Windows 7. The biggest news, however, was not really the announcement of the new operating system but the fact that Windows was getting an Acom RISC Machine (ARM) version next to the classic x86/x64 versions. This immediately fueled rumors of Windows 8 focusing on touch and taking on capabilities of the iPad and Android tablets.