John Osborne here. Welcome to our series of posts about updates to the Windows Dev Center . While we’re still a few days away from rolling out Windows 8.1 Preview to developers at the //Build conference in San Francisco, the Windows Dev Center already has a new layout and new information to make it easier to develop Windows apps. Here’s how the new Dev Center helps speed up your app development: · Focus on the app development lifecycle : Get Started > Design > Develop > Market. o Get Started: Learn how to make Your first app , sign up for a developer account , and get an overview of Windows features in the Product guide o Design: See a gallery of case studies in the Design inspiration section, and get a visual tour of how to design an app more