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In This Issue: Sumit Dutta, Jonathan Antoine, Tim Heuer, Dan Wahlin, Pam Keesey, Alex Golesh, András Velvárt, Victor Gaudioso, Jeremy Likness, Peter Kuhn, Kate Brown, Jalpesh P. Vadgama, and Kirupa Chinnathambi .



Above The Fold:
Metro/XAML: "Monetize your Metro style app with Microsoft AdCenter"
Tim Heuer
Metro: "Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta - Local and Roaming application data storage (Part 5/11)"
Alex Golesh
WP7: "Windows Phone Performance - Part 3 of Many: Tie Fighters and Drunk Spaceship Captains"
András Velvárt
Metro: "Understanding the Portable Library by Chasing ICommand (3 of 3)"
Jeremy Likness


Shoutouts:

Michael Palermo's latest Desert Mountain Developers is up

Michael Washington's latest Visual Studio #LightSwitch Daily is up



From WindowsDevNews:

WinJS - how to create your own custom control !
Jonathan Antoine has a surprisingly short tutorial up for creating a custom control in WinJS... watch for more from Jonathan here
Best practice tips for delivering apps to Windows Phone with 256MB
Sumit Dutta details the 10 best practice tips for delivering apps to a Windows Phone with 256MB from Nokia, and a link to the article with details of each tip
Monetize your Metro style app with Microsoft AdCenter
Tim Heuer announced an update to the AdCenter SDK to include Metro apps, and a XAML example of how simple it is to use
jQuery Tip #6 - Creating a Custom jQuery Selector
Dan Wahlin explains some background on jQuery Selectors then selector extensions and how to write your own, with some code to demonstrate
Blend Beta Known Issue: Menus do not render correctly when Windows 8 Basic theme is applied
Pam Keesey acknowledges a bug with menus when the Windows 8 basic theme is in play and the workaround is to change the default, which she describes
Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta - Local and Roaming application data storage (Part 5/11)
Alex Golesh's part 5 is about local and roaming data storage provided for WinRT... roaming synchronized by Windows if the user permits
Windows Phone Performance - Part 3 of Many: Tie Fighters and Drunk Spaceship Captains
András Velvárt discusses procedural animation and then gets into frame rate counters and redraw regions
Microsoft Startker Kit Video (Silverlight)
Victor Gaudioso lists links to all pieces of a Silverlight Starter Kit that he did for Microsoft... creating a custom ListBox.
Understanding the Portable Library by Chasing ICommand (3 of 3)
Jeremy Likness' part 3 of his portability series is up and this time it's Metro and wiring up the same library as before ?!?
Windows Phone: Background Agents Pitfalls (1 of n)
Peter Kuhn breaks away from the normal blogpost and discusses the real-world hard issues in this first of many posts about pitfalls
Implement Sharing to Facebook, Twitter in Windows Phone
Kate Brown uses the ShareLinkTaks class to get from WP7 out to Facebook and Twitter... couldn't be easier!
Number- New HTML5 Input type
Jalpesh P. Vadgama gives you all the info you need about the new 'Number' HTML5 input type including sample code to try out
Viewport, Device, and Document Size
Kirupa Chinnathambi gives us a good discussion on why knowning the page dimensions, browser viewport (?), and device resolution are so important to your app

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