12. March 2012 01:59
At Build, I was very excited about Windows 8 and Metro Apps. I had some ideas for some Metro Apps. Then, I went home and life happens; no Metro development.
Two weeks ago I decided I want to have one of my App ideas in the Window Store this month (March 2012). I started working on my App idea.
I have been using my Mac Book Pro for development and Parallel for my virtual environment. At Build I was using Parallel 6 the latest version at the time. While I was able to load Windows 8 Developers Preview into Parallel, I could not run metro apps. Since then Parallel 7 has been released and Metro Apps run fine. Anyway I started working on my app.
On March 1 I downloaded Windows 8 Customer Preview. I tried to load into Parallel; it loaded however I could not do anything. I then took a VM with the Windows 8 Developers Preview and updated it with Windows 8 Customer Preview and it worked fine. There were some minor problems but nothing stopping me from developing a Metro App. On March 5 Parallel issued an update which fixes some on the minor issues and also the VM I created from scratch with Windows 8 Customer Preview is now working.