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  1. George
    April 26, 2015

    May be I don’t understand enough about either WPF nor W8Store apps but,
    just a naive question regarding: “and some cling to WPF long after Windows 8 apps have dominated both the consumer and the Enterprise market”

    – Wouldn’t be easier to eventually add to WPF the capability to be published to Windows Store (or an Enterprise Store) and also some of the other features (managing app lifecycle, charms & contacts, live tiles & notifs etc) through the .NET FX? That way, everyone will be happy, no?

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  5. Chris
    May 9, 2013

    I can’t understand why Microsoft that made this excellent dominating OS that its key advantage is the fully customize open sandbox environment mixed with total support and API tools
    and goose chase after Apple that does exactly the opposite way instead of bringing their advantage to the game.
    I’m sure that if the strategy for mobile and modern windows 8 apps was just like Windows – Microsoft piece of the pie was a lot bigger.

  6. Brian Mosbarger
    April 13, 2013

    Your pluralsight courses are very well done and I have learned much about Windows8 development. Especially the data binding modules, they really put in all together from start to finish.

    I am wondering why you chose to use SQLite instead of SQL CE 4.0?

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  7. Richard
    April 2, 2013

    I agree with Bryan – the additional cost makes side-loading LOB apps unappealing, and deploying them via the Windows store is a non-starter. Who wants to wait two weeks for Microsoft to review a bug-fix to your business-critical app before you can deploy it to your computers?!

    Add in the fact that store apps have limited file-system access, and absolutely no database access, and the winner is pretty obvious.

    • Jesse Liberty
      April 2, 2013

      No database access? What about SQLite?

      • Richard
        April 3, 2013

        No *real* database access. When was the last time your wrote an LOB application which only needed access to a local in-process database?

  8. ReBoot
    April 2, 2013

    “If you want to put an application in the store, there is no choice: you must go with the Windows 8 Store application.” is actally wrong. There’s stuff like MS Office and AoE online there. They just don’t get paid and updated through the store.

  9. Pedro
    April 2, 2013

    I still think WPF to be the best for the Enterprise Market, many companys still have XP and Windows 7 because the costs to migrate to W8 and the impact of UI change to the users is great.

    From a startup point of view, why not start from W8 now?! So..
    – Starting a new business or venture for mobile, media… W8
    – For establish enterprises WPF.

    • Bryan
      April 2, 2013

      Unless you want to use Visual Studio to deploy your internal LOB apps, which might be feasible for a really small startup, WPF would still likely be a better option financially compared to sideloading. You need an AD domain, all Win8 pro or enterprise, and you have to purchase special sideloading keys. Last I heard those were $30 each and only available in packs of 100 so just the keys would run you a minimum of $3000 not counting all the supporting infrastructure.

  10. Bryan
    April 1, 2013

    IMHO, unless your “enterprise” is large enough to justify the exorbitant sideloading tax MSFT imposes on sideloaders you are better off with WPF instead of store apps.

  11. brian
    April 1, 2013

    There are only two questions to answer:

    1. Do you want to write an applications that can be used by countless millions of XP, Vista, 7 and Windows 8 users?

    2. Do you want to give a large slice of your sales revenue to Microsoft.

    Some decisions are very easy!

  12. Jens
    March 29, 2013

    WP8 Apps will be never dominate the Enterprise Markt.
    Only when Microsoft give up Marktplace concept for this kind of Apps.

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