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windows-store-apps c++, windowscontent

2/14/2013 12:58:00 AM

Tips for building a Windows Store app using XAML and C++: The Hilo project
In this talk, we will share 18 tips based on what we learned when building Hilo, a world-ready Windows Store app built using modern C++ and Windows XAML. Topics include C++ 11, asynchronous programming, live tiles, pages, touch, navigation, file system queries, suspend/resume, and localization. If you're a C++ developer, then come learn about building Windows Store apps in C++ from other C++ developers with several tips to share.

javascript typescript

12/1/2012 10:06:00 AM

TouchDevelop: A touch-first IDE for the Web created with TypeScript
TouchDevelop is a novel, touch-first IDE originally written as a Windows Phone 7 app using C# and XAML. TouchDevelop lets you create WP7, Win8 and Web-apps directly on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Trying to build the JavaScript version, both for Win8 and the Web, we were frustrated by the complete lack of compile-time checking. We thus got very excited to be one of the very early adopters of TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to idiomatic JavaScript.

windows-store-apps c++

11/28/2012 10:06:00 AM

Diving deep into C++ /CX and WinRT
Learn all about the new component extensions to C++, that help target the Windows Runtime Library. Learn when to use WRL directly and when to use the components extension. This talk is for you if you want to understand all the nitty-gritties of the language, semantics and best practices when creating your own WinRT component for reuse in your Windows Store Apps.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, xaml, performance

11/20/2012 10:06:00 AM

Performance tips for Windows Store apps using XAML
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) offers a wealth of features that enable developers and designers to build more and more amazing and complex apps. But with great power comes great responsibility. Come learn the tricks to keeping your XAML-based Windows Store apps smooth and responsive, and find out about tools to light your way if you should find yourself in the dark!

windows-8 html5, windows-store-app, winjs, javascript, windowscontent

11/19/2012 10:06:00 AM

Introduction to creating Windows Store apps using HTML and JavaScript
In this talk we'll cover the basics of creating a Windows Store app experience using HTML and JavaScript, including the Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS). Topics will include how to leverage your existing HTML and JavaScript skills, how to integrate Windows 8 personality and contracts into your app, and how Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 provides tools to make this easy and fast.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, microsoft-design-language

11/16/2012 10:06:00 AM

The Microsoft design language
Windows 8 is Windows reimagined. To that end, Microsoft developed five principles that drove the experience design decisions for Windows 8. This talk will describe each of these principles and how they relate to each other. It will also give you concrete guidance on how to apply these principles in your own apps.

windows-store-apps c++

11/15/2012 10:05:00 AM

Bringing existing C++ code to Windows Store apps
This talk will cover how to use C++ to target the new Windows Runtime surface. Beyond just learning how to write apps in C++, you will see how to create new libraries or reuse existing components that you can seamlessly combine with Windows Store apps using JavaScript, C#, and other C++ apps.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, gaming, touch, windows-runtime, javascript, cc++, .net, graphics, networking, windowscontent

11/14/2012 10:06:00 AM

Core technologies for Windows 8 games
Windows 8 provides a rich set of core technologies that are vital to creating top-selling games. You will hear about the three programming languages for games (JavaScript, C#, C++), and the game genres most easily created in each. For JavaScript developers we will cover interpreted performance of the runtime. For C# developers we will cover the differences between the .NET Runtime and the Windows Runtime. For C++ developers we will cover the new models for high-performance graphics, threading, storage, and networking. We will also show how your title can use a broad range of input technologies like touch, mouse, keyb...
Building Windows 8 LOB Apps (Repeat)
Windows Store apps provide new opportunities for enterprises to make line-of-business (LOB) apps that are complex yet user friendly, touch centric, fast, and fluid. Learn about LOB scenarios that are a great fit for Windows Store apps. Also, learn about the management, design, and development platform capabilities for building these apps.
HTML5 & CSS3 latest features in action! (Repeat)
n this session, you learn more about the new standard features available in Internet Explorer 10, including grid layout, IndexedDB, and AppCache. We'll use simple code examples to see these features in action in real-world websites and apps!
Windows Phone 8: Application Model (Repeat)
Windows Phone 8 dramatically expands the ways in which developers can build applications and games, by adding several new programming models, and also expanding the application model to support a broader set of developer scenarios. Andrew will explore these in depth and give you the information you need to get started building applications that leverage these features today.

10/31/2012 5:37:00 PM

Preshow Day 1
Pre-keynote entertainment with Jordan Rudess

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Enterprise Development
For decades, Microsoft has endeavored to create development platforms that meet the needs of the enterprise world. In Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone adds several new features that mean its more ready to deliver on these scenarios than ever before. Andrew will explore these in depth.
Windows Phone 8: Maps, Location, and Background Execution for Developers
Some of the most compelling applications on the phone are those that leverage maps and location, and in Windows Phone 8, we've added the capability for developers to write applications that perform turn-by-turn navigation operations in the background. This session will demonstrate how to use these features, and will also talk about the new Maps control.

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: XAML Application Development
Windows Phone has always been about building outstanding apps and games using XAML to design and execute on an outstanding UI layer that integrates tightly with the Windows Phone Design system. In this session, Shawn Oster will walk you through what's new for XAML programmers in Windows Phone 8.

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: App to App Communication
A fantastic new feature for developers in Windows Phone, is the ability to register your application to handle specific protocol schemes; this process will enable other applications to launch your application with parameters that denote specific behavior, much like our own launchers and choosers. Sean will go in depth on how the feature works, and how you can best leverage it in your applications.

.net windows-phone, testing

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Critical Developer Practices for Delivering Outstanding Apps
Stefan Wick is a Test Manager in Windows Phone working on our development platform, and has seen it all. He knows what common problems developers hit when building for Windows Phone better than almost anyone. In this session, he'll walk you through the common pitfalls in detail and set you up for immediate success in your own application efforts.
Windows Phone 8: Making Money with Your Application on Windows Phone
Microsoft has a long history of building ecosystems in which many partners can build thriving businesses; in this session Todd will talk in depth on what you can do to maximize the money earning potential of your applications on Windows Phone 8

cc++ windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Using C++ in your Applications
C++ isn't only for games! There are a large number of scenarios where you may want to leverage it in developing for Windows Phone, particularly wherever you want to leverage code you've developed for other platforms. In this session, Peter Torr will walk you through these scenarios, and how to best execute on them.

cc++ windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Using C++ in your Applications (Repeat)
C++ isn't only for games! There are a large number of scenarios where you may want to leverage it in developing for Windows Phone, particularly wherever you want to leverage code you've developed for other platforms. In this session, Peter Torr will walk you through these scenarios, and how to best execute on them.

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: In App Purchase & Developer Center
In-App purchase is _the_ critical monetization mechanism for developers today on mobile devices, and in Windows Phone 8, we've added comprehensive support that open a new world of opportunity to developers. We'll discuss this feature in depth in this session, and also talk about our new developer portal all up.

cc++ .net, windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Networking, Bluetooth, and NFC Proximity for Developers
Networking in Windows Phone 8 has taken dramatic leaps and bounds; developers can now access bluetooth and leverage NFC to build compelling new applications scenarios. Tim will talk about these in depth, and show you how to do this.

cc++ .net, windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Performance & Optimization for Developers
Performance continues to be the holy grail that all developers seek to attain, no matter what platform you're on. Windows Phone performance expert Oren Nachman will spend this hour walking you through some of the architectural underpinnings of Windows Phone, and how they provide you guidance in building a high performing application

cc++ .net, windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Photo and Lens Apps
Windows Phone 8 creates a new extensibility point in the form of the 'lens'; an application that plugs directly into the 1st party viewfinder experience. Eric will show you how lenses work, and how to build your own lens apps.

gaming cc++, windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Native C/C++ Game Development (Repeat)
You asked for it, and we are in the business of empowering our developers! Now you can build games leveraging the same C/C++ source you leverage to deliver games on other platforms. This session will introduce you to the implementation of native C/C++ programming for building Windows Phone games.

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Using the Speech API
Most people would agree that speech can be the ultimate input mechanism. Windows Phone demonstrated this: many of the first party experiences could be driven by speech in our first two releases. In WP8, we've made speech extensible, and given you the ability to leverage it a number of compelling ways within the context of your app. In this session, we'll show you everything you need to know.

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Wallet and Deals for Developers
The Windows Phone platform has always been about giving developers the ability to expose their apps to users in compelling contextually relevant ways. In WP8, we're adding the Wallet, a new centralized hub for applications that provide users quick and easy access to financial services and loyalty programs. Come to this session to learn all about the Wallet, how it works, and how you as a developer can leverage all of its power.

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:14 PM

Windows Phone 8: Enterprise Development
For decades, Microsoft has endeavored to create development platforms that meet the needs of the enterprise world. In Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone adds several new features that mean its more ready to deliver on these scenarios than ever before. Andrew will explore these in depth.

gaming cc++, windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:13 PM

Windows Phone 8: Native C/C++ Game Development
You asked for it, and we are in the business of empowering our developers! Now you can build games leveraging the same C/C++ source you leverage to deliver games on other platforms. This session will introduce you to the implementation of native C/C++ programming for building Windows Phone games.

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:00 PM

Windows Phone 8: Application Model
Windows Phone 8 dramatically expands the ways in which developers can build applications and games, by adding several new programming models, and also expanding the application model to support a broader set of developer scenarios. Andrew will explore these in depth and give you the information you need to get started building applications that leverage these features today.

windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:00 PM

How to Leverage your Code across WP8 and Windows 8
Windows Phone 8 is built on the same shared core as Windows 8, and this means that developers have the opportunity to deliver applications to both, leveraging much of the same knowledge, tools, code, and assets. In this session, we'll walk through the best practices on how to maximize your code reuse in building applications that target both Windows Phone and Windows 8

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:00 PM

Windows Phone 8: Tiles, Lock Screen, and Notifications
There is perhaps no developer feature that more signifies the unique interaction model of Windows Phone better than the Live Tile. In Windows Phone 8, we're making it easier for you to do more with Live Tiles, and we're also providing deelopers the ability to drive the lock screen notifications and wallpaper. Thomas Fennel will give you all the details on what's new and how to leverage these features in your apps

windows-store-apps windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:00 PM

How to Leverage your Code across WP8 and Windows 8 (Repeat)
Windows Phone 8 is built on the same shared core as Windows 8, and this means that developers have the opportunity to deliver applications to both, leveraging much of the same knowledge, tools, code, and assets. In this session, we'll walk through the best practices on how to maximize your code reuse in building applications that target both Windows Phone and Windows 8

.net windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:00 PM

Nokia Music Windows Phone 8 App-to-App APIs
Join us as we explore Nokia Music's new app-to-app APIs. In this session we'll explain the new app-to-app feature in Windows Phone 8, how to code for Nokia Music app-to-app APIs and show real-world examples. During this talk we'll show developers how to use Nokia Music in order to get music content into their apps. We'll deep-dive into code samples using these new Nokia Music APIs, discuss the design decisions behind them and help you code for them as part of your apps. We'll also have a few Nokia developer announcements during the talk.

javascript windows-phone

10/30/2012 6:22:00 PM

Windows Phone 8: HTML5/IE10 for Developers
Windows Phone 8 includes the powerful IE10 web browser, and its web browser control. This means that developers can leverage the full power of IE10 to deliver outstanding experiences, either hosted online or in the context of a XAML application. Jorge Peraza will walk you through what's new in Windows Phone 8, and how to maximize the impact of your applications and games that leverage HTML.
Building Hybrid Applications using the Windows Azure Service Bus
In this session, you will learn how the messaging capabilities of Windows Azure Service Bus can be used to interconnect services and apps running in the cloud and on-premises to create reliable, loosely-coupled, hybrid systems. In addition to providing a general introduction to Service Bus and covering recent enhancements to the service, the session will present architectural concepts and code samples showing how to build a real cross-platform hybrid application using Service Bus and other messaging components. As part of that, you'll see how the industry standard AMQP 1.0 protocol supported by Service Bus makes it simple to integrate components developed using a broad range of programming ...

visual-studio windows-server, .net

10/30/2012 2:39:57 PM

Workflow & Workflow Manager 1.0: What's New, What's Coming
What's new in Workflow? Where's Workflow headed? Come learn about the Windows Workflow Foundation capabilities in .NET 4.5 and the new Workflow Manager 1.0, including support for SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 workflows. You'll hear from the team about where we've been investing and what we're working on for the future.

keynote

10/29/2012 1:00:00 PM

Build 2012 Day 1 Keynote
During the Build 2012 day 1 keynote Steve Ballmer, CEO, Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and chief evangelist, developer & platform evangelism and Kevin Gallo, director of program management, Windows Phone, showcased the developer opportunities on Windows 8 and discussed momentum in the Windows Store with partners like Disney, LEGO, PayPal, Dropbox, and ESPN all demonstrating their latest Windows 8 apps.

office sharepoint, windows-azure, .net

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Developing for Windows Azure Web Sites and SharePoint Online
Windows Azure Web Sites is a simple and powerful hosting platform that allows developers to easily build and rapidly deploy web applications on Windows Azure using their favorite languages, frameworks, and tools. SharePoint Online brings the collaboration and productivity benefits of SharePoint to the Cloud. In this talk we start out demonstrating development and deployment of web applications using Windows Azure Web Sites. We will then show how to integrate web applications running on Windows Azure Web Sites with content and functionality from SharePoint Online. We will also walk through different development and deployment models for building Windows Azure Web Sites web applications that ...

windows-8 windows-store-apps, windows-runtime

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

The Windows Runtime Q&A
The Windows Runtime provides the foundation for building Windows Store apps. This panel includes experts from across the Windows Runtime technologies, who can help you build great apps for Windows 8. Whether your app is in C++, C# or JavaScript, and whether you use HTML, XAML or DirectX, we'll answer questions on how to make the fastest, smoothest, most powerful Windows Store apps.

windows-azure

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Windows Azure Storage - Building applications that scale
Are you interested in learning how to efficiently store petabytes of data? Write a social app that scales to billions of users? Build messaging that scales in distributed applications? Build a Windows 8 Application that stores data? If yes then this session is for you. It will cover what, when and how to use Windows Azure Tables, Blobs and Queues and go over patterns and practices that enable applications to scale.

windows-azure data

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Data Options in Windows Azure. What's a developer to do?
Remember the "good ‘ol days" when most developers developing data centric apps could take it for granted that they were going to use a relational database? Back then, the biggest question was, "What data access stack am I going to use?" Developers have a bewildering array of choice today - SQL, noSQL, key-value, document, and, by the way, there's this Hadoop thing too. Windows Azure supports a variety of first and third party data storage and management options to provide the degree of choice developers expect. Rather than simply describing the various features and capabilities of these systems, this session will take an "application in" perspective. We'll look at the data patterns and requ...

windows-8 windows-store-apps, html5, winjs, javascript

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Writing Windows Store apps with jQuery
Because you can write Windows Store apps with HTML and JavaScript, you can reuse your existing jQuery skills and code to build them. In this session, we'll share our best tips and some pragmatic advice for writing Windows Store apps with jQuery.

xbox

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Introduction to Xbox SmartGlass
Xbox SmartGlass is a cross-platform (Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android) application that allows for easy connection to an Xbox 360 console, discovery of content, and control of the Xbox. This session will cover how to create a SmartGlass-enabled title on the Xbox as well as use the Xbox SmartGlass SDK to develop a corresponding second screen experience. Learn the details of how you can use the SmartGlass platform to reach a large audience, drive more engagement with your app, and tap into a broad ecosystem.

windows-azure

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Advanced Cloud Services Development
Come to learn how to build blazingly fast Cloud Services using new techniques and best practices. In this demo-loaded session, you'll see how to put .Net 4.5, Windows Azure Caching, Windows Azure SDK, Server 2012 + IIS 8, CDN, Traffic Manager, as well as Service Bus at work to improve and maintain system performance under heavy loads. Get inspired by 6 interesting live demos showcasing a fun and powerful cloud, and start building your own Cloud Services today!

windows-store-apps windows-azure

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Bootstrapping your Startup with Windows Azure
Learn how to launch your next big idea on Windows Azure with a shoestring budget. Through real-world examples and live coding you will see how composing your application with Windows Azure services empowers you to build quickly and release sooner all while keeping costs to a minimum.

application-lifecycle-management windows-store-apps, .net, testing

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Unit Testing Windows Store Apps
We know that effective automated developer testing is a cornerstone of successful app development. In Visual Studio 2012, we have enabled developers to use modern, agile techniques for developing and testing Windows Store apps written in C#/VB. In this talk, we will demonstrate how to apply existing best practices to effectively test your app in this new world. We also explore how to use highly iterative developer testing techniques like Test-Driven Development to create and test your app, using well-known patterns like MVVM and isolation.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, xaml

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Top tips for iOS devs building Windows Store apps
As an iOS developer, you know how to write mobile, touch-centric, connected apps that appeal and delight consumers, so you are positioned to take advantage of this green field Windows Store market and delight hundreds of millions of new users. Here we present the top tips from an iOS expert who is taking the leap into Windows Store app development.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, gaming

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Developing, deploying, and monetizing Windows Store games with Unity
Unity Technologies supports desktop, tablet, and mobile platforms. Used by over 1.2 million developers and growing, Unity is one of the most popular middleware choices for game and app developers. Come and learn the easy ins and outs of using Unity for your Windows Store games and apps. Unity staff will present the process of leveraging existing Unity content to the Windows 8 platforms and explain how to get started with Unity to realize success in the Windows Store. This practical and easy-to-follow presentation will leave you with the knowledge you need to start and deliver Windows Store games with Unity.

windows-store-apps .net, windows-phone

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Create Cross-platform Apps using Portable Class Libraries
Learn how to create an app with versions for the Windows Store, Windows Phone, and other platforms, using the new Portable Class Libraries support in Visual Studio 2012 to share code between the different versions of the app. We will see how the Model-View-ViewModel pattern (MVVM) is ideally suited to sharing code between platforms since it encourages a clean separation between the app logic, which can be shared, and the UI, which is platform-specific. We'll see how to access non-portable functionality from portable code by creating a portable abstraction with platform-specific implementations. We will see several real-world demo apps, and touch on more advanced concepts such as navigation,...
Developing highly-available, scale-out applications for Windows Server 2012
Learn how to build applications that leverage the power of the Failover Clustering features in Windows Server 2012 to deliver your application the highest levels of availability. This session will cover the options available for you to build and configure applications to achieve automatic failover, considerations when building on top of Microsoft's clustered file system (CSVFS), and how to deliver increased availability when running your application on a private cloud by leveraging Guest Clustering and the new VM Monitoring feature.

office sharepoint, windows-azure, .net

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Developing for Windows Azure Web Sites and SharePoint Online
Windows Azure Web Sites is a simple and powerful hosting platform that allows developers to easily build and rapidly deploy web applications on Windows Azure using their favorite languages, frameworks, and tools. SharePoint Online brings the collaboration and productivity benefits of SharePoint to the Cloud. In this talk we start out demonstrating development and deployment of web applications using Windows Azure Web Sites. We will then show how to integrate web applications running on Windows Azure Web Sites with content and functionality from SharePoint Online. We will also walk through different development and deployment models for building Windows Azure Web Sites web applications that ...

windows-8 windows-store-apps, windows-runtime

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

The Windows Runtime Q&A
The Windows Runtime provides the foundation for building Windows Store apps. This panel includes experts from across the Windows Runtime technologies, who can help you build great apps for Windows 8. Whether your app is in C++, C# or JavaScript, and whether you use HTML, XAML or DirectX, we'll answer questions on how to make the fastest, smoothest, most powerful Windows Store apps.

visual-studio .net, asp.net

10/29/2012 9:06:34 AM

Bleeding edge ASP.NET:  See what is next for MVC, Web API, SignalR and more…
After shipping ASP.NET 4.5, we were already hard at work on the next version. Come learn about some of the awesome new features coming in our next release. We will show how to write Facebook apps, how to build real time apps, how to host your application in Windows Azure supporting your local Active Directory, enhancements to Web API with OData support and more….

windows-8 windows-store-apps, touch, line-of-business

10/29/2012 9:06:33 AM

Building Windows 8 LOB apps
Windows Store apps provide new opportunities for enterprises to make line-of-business (LOB) apps that are complex yet user friendly, touch centric, fast, and fluid. Learn about LOB scenarios that are a great fit for Windows Store apps. Also, learn about the management, design, and development platform capabilities for building these apps.

.net windows-phone

10/29/2012 9:06:33 AM

Deep Dive into the Kernel of .NET on Windows Phone 8
The CoreCLR is the cutting-edge virtual machine at the heart of the .NET in Windows Phone 8. In this session, we'll dive deep under the covers of the .NET runtime engine and discuss some of our key innovations for .NET on Windows Phone 8. Topics will include our compiler in the cloud, WinPRT via .NET, Async and performance improvements.

visual-studio lightswitch

10/29/2012 9:06:32 AM

Building Connected Business Applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch
With the recent addition of HTML5 support, Visual Studio LightSwitch remains the easiest way to create modern line of business applications for the enterprise. In this demo-heavy session, see how to build and deploy data-centric business applications that provide rich user experiences tailored for modern devices. We'll cover how LightSwitch helps you focus your time on what makes your application unique, allowing you to easily implement common business application scenarios—such as integrating multiple data sources, data validation, authentication, and access control—as well as leveraging Data Services created with LightSwitch to make data and business logic available to other applications...

visual-studio lightswitch

10/29/2012 9:06:32 AM

Building Connected Business Applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch
With the recent addition of HTML5 support, Visual Studio LightSwitch remains the easiest way to create modern line of business applications for the enterprise. In this demo-heavy session, see how to build and deploy data-centric business applications that provide rich user experiences tailored for modern devices. We'll cover how LightSwitch helps you focus your time on what makes your application unique, allowing you to easily implement common business application scenarios—such as integrating multiple data sources, data validation, authentication, and access control—as well as leveraging Data Services created with LightSwitch to make data and business logic available to other applica...

windows-8 windows-store-apps, media

10/29/2012 9:06:31 AM

Chalk Talk: Media apps
Do you have questions about scheme handlers, opening byte streams, or merging multiple sources? Come talk to the experts and get the answers you need.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, cloud, windows-azure

10/29/2012 9:06:31 AM

Windows 8 Connectathon with Windows Azure Mobile Services
Join us for a session packed with live coding, as Josh Twist builds a Windows 8 application and brings it to life with the connected power of Windows Azure Mobile Services. We'll look at how easy it is to add authentication, secure structured storage and even send push notifications to update live tiles and more!

windows-8 windows-store-apps, media

10/29/2012 9:06:31 AM

Chalk Talk: Media apps
Do you have questions about scheme handlers, opening byte streams, or merging multiple sources? Come talk to the experts and get the answers you need.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, cloud, windows-azure

10/29/2012 9:06:31 AM

Windows 8 Connectathon with Windows Azure Mobile Services
Join us for a session packed with live coding, as Josh Twist builds a Windows 8 application and brings it to life with the connected power of Windows Azure Mobile Services. We'll look at how easy it is to add authentication, secure structured storage and even send push notifications to update live tiles and more!
Javascript from client to cloud with Windows 8, Node.js, and Windows Azure
We are currently experience an exciting shift for JavaScript developers. For the first time, the Node.js and WinRT platforms along with modern browsers enable developers to write end-to-end applications in a single language that run on virtually any device. In this talk you will learn the fundamentals of building rich client side apps that utilize powerful server APIs all written in JavaScript. .

windows-8 html5, windows-store-app, javascript, localization

10/29/2012 9:06:30 AM

Building world-ready Windows Store apps with HTML/CSS/JavaScript
With the Windows Store you can publish your app in more than 200 markets, with a reach of over 4.5 billion people. To support that global reach, Windows 8 will ship with 109 languages and is designed to work better in more locales all over the world. With Visual Studio, it has never been easier to build an app that is world-ready. In this session we'll show you how to localize your app by separating the code from any user interface text that must be translated. We'll show you how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to globalize your app, so that it supports the cultural needs required by users around the world. Finally, we'll show you the tools you need for tes...

windows-store-apps microsoft-8, analytics

10/29/2012 9:06:30 AM

Analytics for Windows Store apps
Analytics is an important part of creating a successful product. Understanding how consumers are using your app gives you the ability to make customer focused, data driven decisions. But it doesn't stop there. Being able to measure and improve the quality of your app and understand how it's being adopted compared to other apps are also important. In this talk, we'll look at the different analytic data that you can use to find this information for your Windows Store app.

javascript

10/29/2012 9:06:30 AM

Modern JavaScript
The last few years have seen JavaScript evolve in many significant ways. The language itself saw it's first changes in 10 years with the introduction of ECMAScript 5. The runtime is now significantly more capable with access to binary data using Typed Arrays and multiple threads using Web Workers. And JavaScript can now be used in a wide range of Microsoft platforms, including Windows Store applications, Windows Azure applications using Node.js, and of course rich web applications on IE10. In this talk, we'll take a look at the modern JavaScript that is now available across these Microsoft platforms and the rich standards-based JavaScript applications that can be built on top.

windows-azure

10/29/2012 9:06:30 AM

Getting Started with Cloud Services Development
Come to this session to learn how to create Platform-as-a-Service style (PaaS) cloud services in Windows Azure. See how to have simplified application deployment and configuration, high availability and scale and see how the platform can take care of administrative tasks such as OS patching and machine health. Learn how to configure web and worker roles, deploy software via startup tasks, debug and profile your apps and more!

visual-studio windows-store-apps, .net, asp.net

10/29/2012 9:06:28 AM

Building Services for Any Client with ASP.NET Web API
There are more exciting client platforms available to run your applications than ever before. Whether you are targeting your application at phones, tablets, or browsers virtually every great client application needs a great backend. Come see how ASP.NET Web API, a new framework for creating HTTP services, can help you reach any device. In this talk you'll see how to support multiple formats, including JSON, XML and even OData. You'll see how to add rich query semantics over your data using the OData query syntax. You'll see how to secure your web APIs using a variety of protocols including OAuth. Every public web API needs great developer documentation and I'll show you how ASP.NET Web API ...
Developing Big Data Analytics Applications with JavaScript and .NET for Windows Azure and Windows
In this session we will discuss key aspects of using non-JVM languages in the Hadoop environment with Microsoft HDInsight. First, we will show how we can reach to a much broader set of developers by enabling JavaScript support on Hadoop. The JavaScript API lets developers define Hadoop jobs in a style that is much more natural; even to those who are unfamiliar to the Hadoop environment. The second aspect is how we can bring Hadoop to .NET developers using C# and F# while taking advantage of language features like LINQ. The final aspect is showing how we have enabled developer tooling directly in the common environments developers are using, including a lightweight Web interface that leverag...

windows-8 windows-store-apps, touch

10/29/2012 9:06:28 AM

Touchscreen and stylus and mouse, oh my!
Build your app to support all input types from the ground up! Windows Store apps offer a new approach to user input, and this session will share key insights for developing your app to support a variety of input types at the same time. Whether it's keyboard, mouse, touch, stylus, or other unconventional inputs, we'll help your app be "all in" on inputs.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, media

10/29/2012 9:06:28 AM

Media app case studies
This panel discussion will provide insights from developers who have created rich media apps for Windows 8. Find out how these developers have used the media extensions to create robust apps that meet their business and technical needs.

application-lifecycle-management .net, testing

10/29/2012 9:06:28 AM

Testing Untestable Code with Stubs and Shims in Visual Studio 2012
One of the most challenging things developers face when unit testing their code is writing good tests that exercise only the parts they want to test. Dependencies outside your code are the number-one cause of slow, brittle unit tests. In this talk, we go deep on a new set of features in Visual Studio 2012 that helps you create better isolated, faster running and more dependable unit tests. Using real code examples, we will show you how Fakes can help you get those hard-to-test things tested, and provide guidance on how and when to use it. We will also take a look at some of the new capabilities available in Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 to help unit test server-side SharePoint code.

visual-studio windows-store-apps, .net, asp.net

10/29/2012 9:06:28 AM

Building Services for Any Client with ASP.NET Web API
There are more exciting client platforms available to run your applications than ever before. Whether you are targeting your application at phones, tablets, or browsers virtually every great client application needs a great backend. Come see how ASP.NET Web API, a new framework for creating HTTP services, can help you reach any device. In this talk you'll see how to support multiple formats, including JSON, XML and even OData. You'll see how to add rich query semantics over your data using the OData query syntax. You'll see how to secure your web APIs using a variety of protocols including OAuth. Every public web API needs great developer documentation and I'll show you how ASP.NET Web API ...

windows-8 windows-store-apps, gaming, html5

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

From zero to hero! Building a Windows Store game in HTML5
In this session you'll learn how to build Windows Store games with HTML and JavaScript, using the Windows Runtime and the hardware sensors on the newest devices. Expect to see a lot of code and learn best practices as we start from an empty project and build up to a full game!

windows-8 windows-store-apps, html5, windows-runtime, xaml, cc++, .net

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

Building mixed-language apps
The Windows Runtime allows developers to build high performing apps using the language of their choice. It also allows for combining components written in different languages in the same app. In this session, we'll focus on the issues you might encounter when developing Windows Runtime components and mixed-language applications.

visual-studio .net, asp.net

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

Building Real-time Web Apps with ASP.NET SignalR
Websockets is introducing web developers to a whole new world of real-time programming but that isn't the end of the story. SignalR gives ASP.NET developers the ability to build real-time web apps that work both with and without websockets and with an API so easy to use it almost seems like magic (really). You want scale too? No problem; SignalR scales out with your application. Come and see why web programing will never be the same again.
Writing Windows Server 2012 Applications to leverage the file based shared storage
You can now use the power of SMB 3.0 for application storage. No longer needing to rely on direct attached storage, you can now seamlessly integrate your applications storage with SMB shares and take advantage of a host of new storage features such as storage spaces, SMB transparent failover and more to increase application performance, flexibility and agility.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, xaml

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

XAML list controls
XAML list controls support a large number of scenarios and have advanced functionality. This presentation reviews the XAML list controls and the functionality that they provide out of the box. In addition, it looks at more advanced features and scenarios, including grouping and Semantic Zoom.

windows-azure

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

Windows Azure Internals
Mark Russinovich goes under the hood of Microsoft's cloud OS, Windows Azure. Intended for developers who have already gotten their hands dirty with Windows Azure and understand its basic concepts, this session gives an inside look at the architectural design of Windows Azure's compute platform. Learn about Microsoft's data center architecture, what goes on behind the scenes when you deploy and update a Windows Azure app, and how it monitors and responds to the health of machines, its own components and the apps it hosts. Mark also highlights recent enhancements and how the platform implements some of the latest features.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, gaming, windows-runtime, directx

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

Gaming reimagined: Gaming case studies
Windows 8 enables developers to reimagine gaming experiences. The platform provides a wealth of popular games as well as game development technology and capabilities that are changing the gaming landscape. Learn from the industry's top developers who made the transition, and share their experiences. Learn from Unity, the makers of Unity3D, about gaming middleware and component development on the Windows Runtime (WinRT). Hear from Arkadium about the experience of bringing the most played games of the past, like Solitaire and Minesweeper, to the new Windows platform. Find out from Halfbrick what it took to bring top-selling titles like Fruit Ninja and Jet Pack ...

windows-azure

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

Continuous Integration with Windows Azure Websites
Windows Azure enables developers to use a variety of workflows to automatically deploy code from the tools you're already using, like TFS, CodePlex, and GitHub. This talk will focus on the various ways to deploy your projects to Windows Azure Web Sites, including git deployment, TFS deployment, continuous integration and custom scripts. Come join us and check out how easy it is to deploy your ASP.NET, Node, and PHP applications to the cloud.

windows-8 html5, windows-store-app, winjs, javascript

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

Deep dive into WinJS
To build great Windows Store apps with the Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS), it helps to start thinking about things like activation and Process Lifetime Management as early as app conception. This talk covers key concepts to keep in mind while you structure your app, and it also offers some tips and tricks for handling asynchrony and data binding.

visual-studio team-foundation-server, application-lifecycle-management

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

Developer Productivity with Visual Studio & TFS 2012
With Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 there have been a lot of improvements to make developer productivity & collaboration even easier. We will walk the gamut of those changes, from new features like code review to core improvements like taking your source code offline without hassle & improved source merging. Want to use Git locally & TFS version control on the server? We'll show you how. We'll walk through how VS 2012 helps you understand your code better & provide a glimpse of what's coming to make it even better. If you're a developer using TFS & VS, this talk is for you.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, gaming, html5

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

From zero to hero! Building a Windows Store game in HTML5
In this session you'll learn how to build Windows Store games with HTML and JavaScript, using the Windows Runtime and the hardware sensors on the newest devices. Expect to see a lot of code and learn best practices as we start from an empty project and build up to a full game!
Developing an app for SharePoint autohosted in Windows Azure Web Sites with an autoprovisioned Windo
This session will focus on developing applications for SharePoint that auto-provision in Azure. We will examine the full lifecycle for these apps, including use cases, tooling for developers, publishing to the App Catalog, and Azure/licensing considerations. Through code and demonstrations, attendees will see a real world application progress from idea inception to App Catalog deployment.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, html5, windows-runtime, xaml, cc++, .net

10/29/2012 9:06:24 AM

Building mixed-language apps
The Windows Runtime allows developers to build high performing apps using the language of their choice. It also allows for combining components written in different languages in the same app. In this session, we'll focus on the issues you might encounter when developing Windows Runtime components and mixed-language applications.

visual-studio team-foundation-server, application-lifecycle-management

10/29/2012 9:06:23 AM

DevOps: Integrating development and operations for the last mile velocity
Getting the right information needed to fix a bug in production is key to reducing the mean time to resolution (MTTR). One aspect of the DevOps movement is targeted squarely on decreasing the friction between development and operations. By increasing the collaboration capabilities between System Center Operations Manager, Team Foundation Server, and Visual Studio Ultimate, Microsoft is making that data flow between the two faster and richer. In this session, learn how errors detected by Operations Manager can be automatically captured as part of the monitoring solution which is then sent to the development team with rich debugging data enabling rapid identification and resolution of problem...
Windows Azure Active Directory:  enabling single sign on and directory services for cloud SaaS apps
Active Directory enabled generations of developers to focus on their business applications features rather than worrying about identity management. Windows Azure Active Directory is Active Directory reimagined for the cloud, designed to solve for you the new identity and access challenges that come with the shift to a cloud-centric, multitenant world. Come to this session to learn how to take advantage of Windows Azure Active Directory in your application. If you already have an investment in Active Directory and Visual Studio, you'll discover that Windows Azure AD is a way of extracting even more value from your investment. If your solution runs on different platforms, you'll appreciate ho...

windows-8 windows-store-apps, device-apps

10/29/2012 9:06:23 AM

Windows Store device apps
This session covers the ins and outs of building device apps. We'll talk about the new capabilities that make distributing your devices app easy. We'll also discuss the different components involved, including device metadata and, where necessary, drivers.
Introducing TypeScript: A language for application-scale JavaScript development
In this session, Anders will introduce TypeScript, a new language and toolset that makes it easier to write cross-platform, application-scale JavaScript. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript adds optional static types, classes, and modules to JavaScript to enable great tooling and better structuring of large JavaScript applications. The TypeScript compiler is Open Source and written in TypeScript. The compiler outputs standard JavaScript that runs in any browser or any host. The TypeScript language specification is available under the Open Web Foundation's, Final Specification Agreement (OWFa 1.0).

windows-8 windows-store-apps, xaml, localization

10/29/2012 9:06:22 AM

Building world-ready Windows Store apps with XAML
With the Windows Store you can publish your app in more than 200 markets, with a reach of over 4.5 billion people. To support that global reach, Windows 8 will ship with 109 languages and is designed to work better in more locales all over the world. With Visual Studio, it has never been easier to build an app that is world-ready. In this session we'll show you how to use XAML to localize your app, by separating the code from any user interface text that must be translated. We'll show you how to globalize your app so that it supports the cultural needs required by users around the world. Finally, we'll show you the tools you need for testing and translating world-read...

windows-8 windows-store-apps, cloud, networking

10/29/2012 9:06:22 AM

Tips and tricks for developing connected applications
Most Windows Store apps will be connected, using the network for some purpose. This talk addresses questions about connected apps that we've heard from you so far, and covers a set of tips and tricks that will help you provide a predictable and enjoyable experience for your users. This includes such topics as power-efficiency, securing connections, connecting streams, and discovering other nearby application instances.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, tiles

10/29/2012 9:06:22 AM

Alive with activity: Tiles, notifications, and background tasks
"Using Windows 8," as one commentator has written, "is like living in a house made out of Internet." The innovative Start screen of Windows 8 is alive with tiles that bring key information from apps into a unified view. Other notifications keep users informed and engaged, even when apps aren't running at all. In this talk we'll see the basics of notifications, as well as how to create web services for tile updates and how to work with the Windows Push Notification Service.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, cc++, performance, directx

10/29/2012 9:06:22 AM

Performance tips for Windows Store apps using DirectX and C++
Everything about Windows 8 was designed with speed in mind, but it's still easy to fall into common performance traps. This talk covers how to provide the best user experience possible in your C++/DirectX app. You'll learn how to squeeze out every drop of performance and preserve battery life with your code by avoiding typical performance pitfalls. We'll talk about how to use new features in Direct3D 11.1 and Windows 8 to increase rendering performance on low-power GPUs.

office sharepoint, javascript, windows-azure, .net,

10/29/2012 9:06:21 AM

Building end-to-end apps for SharePoint with Windows Azure and Windows 8
With the deep SharePoint 2013 API set, coupled with the new app models for SharePoint and Office, the opportunity to build innovative end-to-end solutions that span cloud services and devices is just plain breathtaking. Devices can seamlessly reach into SharePoint via REST to retrieve data and SharePoint can fire events to light up your backend services - like sending notifications via the Windows Push Notification Service to SharePoint workflows. And all your cloud-based services can be powered by the reliability, scalability and elasticity of Windows Azure, from Web Sites to SQL Database. In this session an end-to-end demo is the backdrop for the discussion around the architecture and cod...

.net kinect

10/29/2012 9:06:21 AM

Kinect for Windows Programming Deep Dive
In this 300 level session, we'll go deep into the aspects of building Windows Desktop apps & experiences with Kinect. We'll also dig into the October update of the Kinect for Windows SDK and preview some future things.

office sharepoint, javascript, windows-azure, .net,

10/29/2012 9:06:21 AM

Building end-to-end apps for SharePoint with Windows Azure and Windows 8
With the deep SharePoint 2013 API set, coupled with the new app models for SharePoint and Office, the opportunity to build innovative end-to-end solutions that span cloud services and devices is just plain breathtaking. Devices can seamlessly reach into SharePoint via REST to retrieve data and SharePoint can fire events to light up your backend services - like sending notifications via the Windows Push Notification Service to SharePoint workflows. And all your cloud-based services can be powered by the reliability, scalability and elasticity of Windows Azure, from Web Sites to SQL Database. In this session an end-to-end demo is the backdrop for the discussion around the architecture and cod...

visual-studio windows-store-apps, javascript

10/29/2012 9:06:19 AM

Diagnosing performance and memory issues in JavaScript-based Windows Store apps (Repeat)
The ability to create long running, rich applications using JavaScript and HTML5 can bring with it the need to solve memory leaks or improve the performance of JavaScript. In this demo-heavy session we'll cover the tools available for finding memory leaks and improving the performance of JavaScript in Windows Store apps. We will cover both tools shipped in Visual Studio, and free tools released by the Windows team.

windows-azure windows-phone-apps, asp.net

10/29/2012 9:06:19 AM

Developing Mobile Solutions with Windows Azure Part II
Now that you know about Windows Azure Mobile Services join us for this demo packed session to learn how to take your Windows Store and Windows Phone 8 apps to the next level. Learn how to extend your existing applications to support common scenarios such as geo-location, media, and cloud to device messaging using services from Windows Azure.

windows-8 windows-store-apps, media

10/29/2012 9:06:19 AM

Key technologies for building advanced media apps
Learn about tools and frameworks for developing Windows 8 apps that feature advanced media playback functionality such as streaming, DVR controls, advertising, and closed captioning. We focus heavily on the Microsoft Media Platform's Player Framework (playerframework.codeplex.com) which powers some of the largest live online streaming events.