Register today for a FREE course on how to design and develop a Windows Apportal. Space is limited!


Tim Tetrick


Hello Partners,

Whether you’re an established developer or new to the field, this course will give you guidance on how to design and develop a fully functional Windows Apportal. 

Introduced in July, a Windows Apportal is a Windows 8.1 app that can integrate a customer’s entire line of business (LOB) stack into a single, modern, touch-based experience. Customers use software from many vendors; a single, monolithic application is not realistic or desired. Instead, customers want an “on the glass” integration of LOB apps that maintains the value of legacy technology. Windows Apportals are the solution to this need. And best of all, because an Apportal is built out of the OS, everything that runs on Windows runs in a Windows Apportal. That includes Windows 7 desktop applications, Windows 8 modern apps, and web applications.

To get the most out of this course, it is highly recommended that you have a practical understanding of the following technologies:

  • Familiarity with developing Windows 8 applications
  • C#
  • XAML for Windows 8 (or previous experience in any of the XAML-based frameworks)
  • Using the MVVM Pattern in Windows 8
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio, WCF Data Services, and Active Directory is recommended

Prior to the course, download these two resources. For access, you will need to sign in with your Microsoft account associated to your MPN membership.


Microsoft Bravern Office
11025 NE 8th Street, Building 2
Office 12126 – Larch Room
Bellevue, WA, 98004


Starts: Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:00 AM
Ends: Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:00 PM
Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)