In this new series of articles on SilverlightShow, we are going to explore how we can build connected Windows 8 applications. In other words, we are going to explore the options we have to connect our Windows 8 apps to services. The good news for us as developers is that Windows 8 apps can connect with many types of services. In this first article, we are going to explore the principles of accessing data over services in Windows 8 apps. We are going to apply this knowledge by accessing ASMX and WCF Services from a Windows 8 application.