Posted by: kurtsh | July 10, 2012

TRAINING: Windows 8 Developer Camp – Sept 14, Los Angeles

Windows 8 changes everything.
Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a re-imagined 4user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in store with industry-leading business terms, Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity – ever.

Our DevCamp covers Windows 8 Release Preview from top to bottom, featuring sessions that run from introductory to intermediate as the day unfolds. These sessions will be followed by an InstallFest to prepare your system for hands-on app development.

DevCamp agenda:

  • 8:30 – Registration
  • 9:00 – The Windows 8 Platform for Metro-Style Apps and the Windows Store
    Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined. Join this session to learn about the new platform for building Metro-style applications. You’ll get a deeper understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and integration points with the operating system and across Metro-style apps. We’ll also demo the Windows Store and the many different ways to monetize your application, including subscriptions, trial apps, advertisement, and in-app purchases.
  • 9:45 – Designing Apps with Metro Principles and Windows Personality
    Windows 8 marks the next step in the evolution of the Metro design style. Through the bold use of color, typography, and motion, Metro design style represents a fresh approach to the user experience. In this talk, you’ll learn the design principles behind Metro and get insights into how to apply these principles to your own apps.
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45 – Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Metro-Style Apps
    Learn how to use your web skills to build Windows 8 Metro-style apps. In this session, you’ll discover how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and Windows Runtime. You’ll also learn about navigation, user experience patterns and controls, inherent async design, and the seamless operating system integration that enables you to create incredible, Metro-style apps.
  • 11:30 – Building Metro-Style Apps with XAML: What .NET Developers Need to Know
    If you’re experienced with .NET or Silverlight and familiar with XAML, this session will teach you everything you need to know to create a Metro-style app for Windows 8. We’ll cover updates to familiar features and explore concepts that are new for Windows 8. We’ll also show you how to turn your XAML skills into money-making, Metro-style apps.
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 12:45 – Integrating the Windows 8 Experience with Contracts
    Contracts are agreements between Windows and your Metro-style app that allow you to integrate Windows 8 features into the app. For example, Windows 8 enables users to share content from one application to another by using the Share contract. In this session, you’ll learn how contracts work, and how to implement built-in contracts such as Search, Share, Settings, and Play To.
  • 1:30 – Building a Windows 8 Metro-Style UI
    Windows 8 introduces a new and ready-to-use set of user interface controls to help you quickly create beautiful, Metro-style apps. Learn about these powerful and highly flexible controls and how to implement common patterns that deliver great Windows 8 Metro-style apps.
  • 2:15 – Break
  • 2:30 – How and When Metro-Style Apps Run
    Learn the fundamentals of Process Lifetime Management and how to structure your app to suspend and resume quickly, save app states properly, and behave consistently. For media or real-time communications, we’ll show you how to keep your experiences available and always connected, while still letting Windows manage the system resources – providing a great end-user experience and long-lasting battery life.
  • 3:15 – Bring Your Apps to Life with Tiles and Notifications
    Tiles draw users back into your app by awakening your tile on the Start screen. Notifications delivered through the Windows Push Notification Service draw your users back into your app, even when it’s not running. In this session, you’ll learn how to implement Tiles and Notifications. You’ll also learn how to create tiles that let users personalize their Start screens by creating deep links to specific places within your app.
  • 4:00 – Building Metro-Style Apps That Leverage Modern Hardware
    MultiTouch, camera, near-field-communications, and sensors for location, light, and motion are just a few of the many hardware components available in Windows 8. Learn how to take advantage of these hardware components to create better, Metro-style apps.
  • 4:45 – Windows 8 & Visual Studio 2012 InstallFest
    Get ready for the hands-on coding in Day Two by installing Windows 8, along with the developer tools you need to create Metro-style apps. Experts will be ready to guide you and to answer your questions.
  • 7:00 – Wrap Up

*Agenda is subject to change.

Join us for our Windows 8 Hackathon too! for dates and locations! Bring your best ideas or apps in progress to win prizes.

Registration Details:

Windows 8 Developer Camp
Event ID: 1032516862
Microsoft Los Angeles Office
MPR 1 & 2
333 S Grand Ave
Suite 3300
Los Angeles California 90071
United States

Register by Phone: 1-877-MSEVENT (9AM-7PM EST M-F)

Register by Web:

Starts: Friday, September 14, 2012 9:00 AM
Ends: Friday, September 14, 2012 8:00 PM
Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Welcome Time: 8:30 AM


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