Three enterprise application development shops recently talked to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley about their experiences writing apps for Windows 8. Sogeti, which builds apps for utility companies, has been using XAML and C# with Visual Studio 2012 to build apps that "embody the spirit of Metro, but aren't too flashy." Sogeti's Samidip Basu noted, "There is a learning curve with WinRT APIs, but Microsoft has helped us."
By contrast, Laplink CEO Thomas Koll said his company hasn't been as happy about Windows 8. "Our app won't work with Metro. It needs access to everything on a PC," Koll explained. However, he did note that his company's application will still work with Windows 8's traditional interface.