Pro Windows 8 Apps for Business in XAML is a book that focuses on creating compelling business applications in the new Windows 8 Modern UI environment, WinRT. Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system represents a major shift in the way applications will be designed and interacted with. This book will navigate the you through the new framework and provide you with the tools necessary to build successful business applications. Starting with an introduction to XAML and creating new Windows 8 applications, this book quickly progresses to the important concepts of application development and how they are addressed in WinRT. While this book can be read from cover to cover, with each chapter building on the previous one, you can also use it as a resource to focus on a particular topic. Pro Windows 8 Apps for Business in XAML demystifies the new WinRT architecture and allows you to quickly get up to speed with creating exciting applications that will function well in a business environment. Be one of the first to bring your business applications to Microsoft's newest platform and stand out from the crowd. What you'll learn * How to create Windows 8 Metro applications in XAML * The new security architecture of Windows 8 applications * Designing touch interfaces * How to use the new layout controls in WinRT * How to effectively use data binding * Using the new asynchronous environment * Access local and remote data * Isolated storage features * Using built in styles and animations * Navigation framework * Implementing application bars * Introduction to the MVVM framework * Integrating into system services like search * Accessing hardware components * Designing tiles and notifications * How to globalize your application * Printing within Windows 8 * Utilizing Live services * Deploying your application in the Windows store Who this book is for Software developers experienced in Silverlight, WPF, or Windows Phone 7, will find many of the core XAML features familiar and will be able to dive into the more advances features of application development covered in this book. Developers new to XAML will find a brief introduction here, however they might find a more comprehensive introduction to WinRT beneficial (such as Pro Metro Style Applications by Andrew Troelsen) to get the most from this book.