Can’t make it to a Windows 8 Dev Camp?

. . . But wish you could?

You’re in luck! Microsoft is going to be delivering the content via webcasts,
beginning TODAY (May 14) at 11:30 AM Eastern.
Too late for today’s session.

Here is the session list via Jamie. Good lunchtime feasting! (for Eastern Time Zone

[UPDATE: Webcast recordings are being made available. Please see for details and links. -- bliz]


And here it is, for your convenience. . .

Monday May 14th, 2012 8:30 AM PST
Introduction to the Windows 8 platform and the Windows Store
Jennifer Marsman
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.  We will also discuss the enormous opportunity for developers to make
crazy money with the Windows Store.  You will walk away with the resources to
begin writing Metro applications for Windows 8.

Since that session is already history, here are a couple of links to
information about the Windows 8 platform and store:

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 8:30 AM PST
Designing apps with Metro style principles and the Windows personality
Chris Bernard
Metro style design has a set of five guiding principles to help
you make the best choices when designing your app. These principles are the
foundation for building great Metro style apps. Consider these principles as you
plan your app, and always ensure your design and development choices live up to
these principles.

Monday, May 21, 2012 8:30 AM PST
Building Metro style apps with XAML: What .NET developers need to know
John Wiese

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. We’ll talk about building
reusable Windows Runtime Components in C#, Async programming in Windows 8 and
both the Visual Studio and Expression designers. This session will show you how
to turn your XAML skills into money-making Metro style apps.

Wednesday May 23, 2012 8:30 AM PST
What HTML developers need to know about coding Windows 8 Metro style apps
Michael Palermo
This session is perfect for any web developer wanting to leverage
his/her skillset to develop Windows 8 Metro style apps. The session begins by
proving how much web developers already know about building apps for Windows 8.
The focus then turns to how to write JavaScript code with WinJS. Key points for
Metro style app development will be highlighted by implementing popular feature
requests using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:30 AM PST
Win as One: How Contracts in Windows 8 Help You Build a Killer Metro App
G. Andrew Duthie
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 More. With Contracts,
you can help users get more out of your app, and in a way that is consistent and
intuitive, and they will reward you by coming back to your app again and

Monday, June 4th, 2012 8:30 AM PST Bring Your Windows 8 Metro Style Apps to Life with Tiles and Notifications
Chris Bowen

Tiles and Notifications are important ways to draw attention to your app and
improve your users' experiences.  Tiles can draw users back into your app when
your tile comes to life on Start screen.  They can also let users personalize
their Start screen by creating deep links to specific places within your app. 
Notifications, delivered through the Windows Push Notification Service, can
inform and draw your users back into your app even when it's not running. 

In this session, you will learn how to effectively implement Tiles and
Notifications to help your apps shine.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 8:30:00 AM PST
Building Windows 8 Metro style casual games using HTML 5
David Isbitski

The intent of this session is to help HTML5/JavaScript developers with
writing their first Metro Style App in a fun, immersive way. We will cover the
basics of HTML5 Canvas gaming and how we can easily bring it to Windows 8.  We
will then add additional game functionality as we introduce HTML5 Audio,  CSS3
styling and web fonts, implementing a game loop with JavaScript, 3rd party
frameworks, touch, camera, accelerometer, and WinJS controls.