Windows 8.1 brings a lot of new features to the platform which are interesting for developers. Updated contracts such as Search and Share, new controls, new options for data binding, new screen sizes, more tile sizes and much more. To take advantage of these new options in your apps , it’s important that as a Windows 8 developer, you’re on board with all that’s being added by Microsoft to the platform. Also the tooling (Visual Studio and Blend) used for building Windows 8.1 apps has received a number of important updates. This course extends the already existing courses on Pluralsight on Windows 8 by showing the novelties in the different areas.