VSTO & .NET & Excel

February 28, 2013

Windows 8 – News and Solutions

Filed under: .NET & Excel, Apps for Office, Excel, Installation Tools — Dennis M Wallentin @ 5:18 pm

SamLogic have recently published some articles at their blog about Windows 8 and the news for it. Personally I have difficulties to work with Windows 8. Maybe I’m too old and simple don’t understand how wonderful the new UI actually is.

One thing we know for sure, when Microsoft designed Windows 8 it was not the desktop platform in focus. For me Windows 8 works well with smart devices and pads.

Anyway, here comes the links to each article:



Kind regards,



  1. After learning a few shortcuts the new interface wasn’t too bad for me and I actually like it. To search for a document/application/setting just push the Windows key and start typing (or you could do windows+W or Q – one of those will take you there). To turn the computer off do Alt+F4. To switch between start menu and desktop, push the windows key (sometimes twice to get there – first time you have to push on the Desktop icon). Those are the tricks I use. I don’t use the “apps” side of it so I don’t have any tricks for that, just the Desktop side mostly.

    The main thing that I miss from Windows 7 is that the nicer look of the borders on applications, the new solid colors are just ugly, like going back decade in looks. It also seems harder to run applications as Administrator. With VS 2010 it took me a while to figure out how to do it automatically. I had to go to the exe file and get into the property and tell it there to run as admin (let me know if you are interested and I’ll write the full instructions).

    Comment by Jon — February 28, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    • Jon,
      Thanks for Your comment.

      Happy to read that You like the UI. I will not say that I dislike the UI rather that I have difficulties to learn how to work with it.

      Kind regards,

      Comment by Dennis M Wallentin — March 1, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

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