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What’s New in Windows 8.1 Background Tasks

September 7, 2013

My latest article, What’s New in Windows 8.1 Background Tasks, is now available at Visual Studio Magazine. If you have seen any of my talks on the Windows 8 background APIs, then this article is the update to that conversation. If you have not seen my talk, you can find my TechEd presentation on Channel 9 at

The article looks at the changes in Windows 8.1 to playing audio in the background, using the background transfer APIs, and the background tasks. This includes a few new background tasks that make an appearance in 8.1 The article can be found at

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