Week in Review: February 10th

Welcome to the Week in Review, where we highlight the top stories of the week!

WP 8.1 Developer SDK reveals tons of new features

  • Windows 8 and WP apps are closely united through common API’s
  • Multiple volume controls
  • Weekly view in calendar
  • Geo-fencing API

8.1 supports background Start Screen images

  • Also, IE 11 will support tab sync between your computer and phone

8.1 adds “Do Not Disturb” features

  • Called “Quiet Hours”
  • Similar to iOS, can select hours to block calls/texts
  • Can allow up to 40 contacts to still contact you while in Quiet Hours

8.1 rumored to be coming in June/August, developer preview sooner

  • Developers should be able to get WP 8.1 in April, in time for the BUILD conference
  • However, the general release probably won’t be till June/August 2014, quite a ways away.

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