Build for Windows 8 Comes to Singapore by Spiffy

Apps are going to be at the center of the new Windows 8 experience. As a developer, you will be given unprecedented access to millions of Windows users worldwide.

Microsoft is proud to bring Build for Windows 8 to Singapore,  a free, fun, no-fluff event for developers, by developers. This full day event will let you experience developing on the new Windows 8 platform.  You will learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then you’ll get to apply what you’ve learned.

Spaces are limited, register at  bit.ly/buildforwin8 now!

Time and Date – 9am to 5pm, 30th March 2012

Location – Level 22, Microsoft Singapore,1 Marina Boulevard, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989

AGENDA includes:
The Windows 8 platform for Metro style apps

Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined. Join this session to learn about the new platform for building Metro style applications. Get an understanding of the
platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and the integration points with the operating system and across Metro style apps.

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
brings a fresh new 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 in your own apps.

Everything web developers must know to build Metro style apps.

Learn how you can 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 will learn about navigation, user experience patterns and controls, inherent async design, and the seamless
integration with the operating system that will let you create great Metro style apps.

Building Metro style apps with XAML: What .NET developers need to know

If you are experienced with .NET or Silverlight and are already familiar with XAML, this session will teach you everything you need to know to create a
Metro style app for Windows 8. This session will cover updates to familiar features and explore concepts that are new for Windows 8. This session will
show you how to turn your XAML skills into money-making Metro style apps.

Building Windows 8 Metro style UIs

Windows 8 introduces a new and ready-to-use set of user interface controls to help create beautiful Metro style apps quickly. Learn about these powerful
and highly flexible controls and how to use them to implement the common patterns that deliver great Windows 8 Metro style apps.

Integrating with Windows 8 experiences

Contracts are agreements between Windows and your Metro style app that allow you to integrate Windows 8 features into your app. For example, Windows 8
lets users 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
the built-in contracts such as Search, Share, Settings, and Play To.

Bring your apps to life with tile 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 will learn how to implement Tiles and Notifications and how to create tiles
that let users personalize their Start screen by creating deep links to
specific places within your app.

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 will show you how to keep your experiences available and always connected, while still letting
Windows manage the system resources to provide a great end-user experience and long-lasting battery life.

Building Metro style apps that take advantage of 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 the hardware to create better Metro style apps.

The Developer Opportunity:  Introducing the Windows Store

In this session, we will show the many different ways to monetize your application, including subscriptions, trial apps, advertisement, and in-app
purchases. We will cover the end-to-end lifecycle of an application, from developer registration and application submission to analytics and feedback.

(Optional) Bring along any device capable of running Windows 8. You may download Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Visual Studio 2011 Beta and the Windows 8 SDK samples beforehand.

 

 

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