In the latest blog in Microsoft’s excellent series on Windows 8 development, the company goes into detail on its new operating system’s power management practices. There’s an intense amount of detail, but Microsoft focused on the concept of “focus on the foreground” — Metro apps will act much like modern smartphone apps, with background apps using minimal resources based on a specific set of background capabilities. Microsoft goes on to outline the three possible states of apps: actively running in the foreground, suspended in the background, and performing a defined activity in the background.
While each scenario is fairly self-explanatory, Microsoft goes into detail on each one, outlining situations in which they occur and in which…
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