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  • Adding 3D Printing Support to WinRT and Desktop Applications

    Earlier this week it was announced that Windows 8.1 would include native support for 3D printers. Since then more information has been revealed about both application and device driver development. Key to this is the Direct3D runtime and the 3MF spool file format.

  • WinRT 8.1, Ready for Line-of-Business

    Windows 8.1 brings with it a lot of much needed functionality to WinRT (i.e. Windows Store) apps that make is a viable platform for line of business and point of sale applications. These include multiple-window support, USB/Bluetooth integration, and a HTTP stack that is unified with Internet Explorer’s shared cache.