Reminder: Free One-Day Windows 8 Developer Event: DevCamp Public Sector Series, Tampa Florida, August 8, 2012

Just a friendly reminder that the free one-day event at Tampa Florida is coming up August 8. Sign up today here! Recommended Audience: Audience(s): Architect, Designer, IT Decision Maker, IT Manager and Tester.

Tampa Microsoft Office
Treasure Island
5426 Bay Center Dr
Suite 700
Tampa, Florida33609
United States

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Our Public Sector DevCamp covers Windows 8 Release Preview from top to bottom, featuring sessions that run from introductory to intermediate as the day unfolds. Please view the session topics below.

The Windows 8 Platform for Metro-Style Apps and the Windows Store

o Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined. Join this session to learn about the new platform for building Metro-style applications. You’ll get a deeper understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and integration points with the operating system and across Metro-style apps. We’ll also demo the Windows Store and the many different ways to monetize your application, including subscriptions, trial apps, advertisement, and in-app purchases.

Designing Apps with Metro Principles and Windows Personality

o 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 represents a fresh 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 to your own apps.

Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Metro-Style Apps

o Learn how to 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’ll also learn about navigation, user experience patterns and controls, inherent async design, and the seamless operating system integration that enables you to create incredible, Metro-style apps.

Building Metro-Style Apps with XAML: What .NET Developers Need to Know

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

Integrating the Windows 8 Experience with Contracts

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

Building a Windows 8 Metro-Style UI

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

How and When Metro-Style Apps Run

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

Bring Your Apps to Life with Tiles and Notifications

o 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’ll learn how to implement Tiles and Notifications. You’ll also learn how to create tiles that let users personalize their Start screens by creating deep links to specific places within your app.

Building Metro-Style Apps That Leverage Modern Hardware

o 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 these hardware components to create better, Metro-style apps.