David’s MVA Course Pick-of-the-Week #mvapotw

Every week we ask one of our local Technical Evangelists to recommend a specific Microsoft Virtual Academycourse and to explain why it’s a great choice so you don’t have to sift through the long list of available courses. If you don’t know Microsoft Virtual Academy, its mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers, all for free. This week David Hernie explains his pick-of-the-week.

The course: A Developer's Guide to Windows 10 Preview

Instructors: Jerry Nixon, ​Andy Wigley and Jeff Burtoft - Microsoft Developer Experience

The Contents

  • Introduction to the Windows 10 developer platform
  • Guidance on developing Windows universal and web apps
  • Migrating Windows 8.1 apps to Windows 10
  • How to write adaptive code and platform specific functionalities
  • Explore some of the new XAML controls

Why David likes this course

"We have come on a long journey that started a decade ago with three distinguished products: Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. Even though they shared some common components, developers had to use tricks and increase the complexity of their code to support them all. Now with Windows 10, we bring together the three products into one single core OS, one common app platform and one store. It means developers can build one single universal application that can be deployed across all Windows 10 device families."

Getting ready for Windows 10

Windows 10 developer tooling preview and Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10041 are now available to the Windows Insider Program, it is the best way to get Windows 10 ahead of that release.If you are not familiar with Windows 10 yet, I invite you to follow this training course to learn how it works. Windows 10 Technical Preview Fundamentals for IT Pros

Do you agree with David, or do you have other favorite MVA courses? Let us know and join the conversation using the #mvapotw hashtag on Twitter.