5 Challenges For Microsoft's Surface Tablet


Got Apps?

In his keynote speech announcing the Surface tablets, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke very little about software development and apps for Windows RT. And indeed, there are very few apps for the platform just now. What's more, anything built for x86 or x64 systems will not run on the ARM version of Windows. So, companies considering adopting a Surface tablet could face building their applications from scratch.

As of today, Microsoft claims that some apps with slight adjustments can be recompiled to run on Windows RT, and that Visual Studio 2012 will build apps for targeting any current version of Windows using a variety of programming languages including C++, C# and VB.NET, as well as HTML5 and JavaScript.