Windows Accelerate App Dev Partner Training

To help ready you our partners to develop on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, Microsoft has developed the Accelerate App Dev Program.

The Accelerate App Dev Program provides both partner training and support to engage customers on site to assist in the development of Windows 8.1 apps. Partners with an application development practice should attend this training event and use this program to accelerate your customer engagements.

This three day course focuses on the additional features of Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone and assumes attendees have a strong knowledge of developing on Windows 8.

Date: 25–27 November

Time: 8am – 5pm

Location: Microsoft Office
1 Epping Road North Ryde, NSW 2113
Attendee Profile:

· Technical Leads (Dev, Architect, Senior Consultant)

· Business Development / Pre-Sales

Hardware Requirement:

Attendees are asked to bring their own Windows 8.1 PCs to use during the training.

Please make sure to have this software on your PCs:

· Latest version of Windows 8.1

· Visual Studio Express 2013 Preview for Windows

· Windows 8.1 SDK

· SQL Server 2012 Express of Greater

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App Dev

Day 1 focuses on the Accelerate program, FY13 examples, and lessons learned.

• FY14 Program Overview

• Types of Workshops

• How to Pitch in the Enterprise

• Customer Qualification

• POC Overview

• Pilot Overview

• What’s New in Win 8.1

• Lessons Learned / Discussion

Win 8.1 Training App Dev

Day 2 provides hands on technical experience with new Windows 8.1 features.

• POC Starter Solution Introduction

• Windows 8.1 Development Labs

• Development tools and techniques best practices from FY13

• Introduction to additional tools and methods to quickly develop demos for your customers

Phone Training App Dev

Day 3 provides an overview of the phone platform, development tools, and provides hands on technical experience.

• Phone Platform Introduction

• Phone UX Design

• Phone Development Tools

• Phone POC Starter Solution Introduction

• Phone 8 Development Labs

• Wrap Up


While not required, the resources below are highly recommended as a prep work for this training.

Windows 8.1 Dev Camp

Architecture Session

Windows 8 VIP Workshop – How to Deliver

Platform Session

Steven Sinofsky’s build keynote presentation

UX Session

Jensen Harris’ “8 traits of a great Windows 8 app”

Windows 8.1 SDK & Sample

MSDN Dev Site. Great Windows 8 development concepts and code samples.

Other Useful Links:

Windows 8 blog

Windows store blog

Did you know?

The Partner Learning Centre (PLC) is the central training database where learners can register for classroom training, online training and consume on-demand training. To get access to the PLC, partner individuals will need to log-in using an associated windows live id, which has been associated to a Partner Organisation.

The Simplified Association Process tool provides a quick and efficient way for individuals to update their current Windows Live ID or connect it to their company's Microsoft Partner Network profile.

If you have any questions, or issues registering, email or call 1300 305 448 to talk to one of our team members.