Tips and tools for designing software for (and on) the Windows platform

I thought others in the Tribe would appreciate and be able to grab some value from a recent blog post I wrote:

Tips and tools for designing software for (and on) the Windows platform.

I'm a Windows-based software designer who works on Windows desktop, Windows Store and Windows Phone apps. Often times I feel as if I'm in the very small minority in the world of interface design professionals (most of whom are on Macs and use other technology stacks), but perhaps there's other Windows software designers here in the forums who do the same sort of work as me.

If so, I'd like to hear what you think of my blog post as well as any comments or suggestions on the type of software tools and approaches we in the Microsoft ecosystem use.

Thanks!

Geof