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Windows Phone 8 Webcast Series from Microsoft


With the recent release of Windows Phone 8 from Microsoft, they have organized a 10 hour online webcast series which focuses on the latest Windows Phone 8 SDK with the new features and enhancements in application development. This series is directly from top Microsoft experts on Windows Phone, this series is covered for 5 days with 2 hours session on each day. This series is going to be online webcast where you can join with the speaker and put forth your questions and feedback directly.     [more]

What Topics are Covered ?

So here is the complete list and agenda for the 5 day series on Windows phone 8 application development. This series targets the application development in Windows Phone to sharpen the new features and enhancements that are recently introduced in Windows Phone 8 SDK.

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1 26 Nov 2012 Getting Started with Windows Phone 8 - Development Tools & Dev Center In this session we will walk through the new app platform in Windows Phone8 (WP8), Application development models, WP8 version of WinRT, supported application models, getting started with WP8 app development, new features overview, using the Windows Phone Developer Tools and WP7x compatibility. The session emphasizes on the overall stages that a business/developer should be aware of.
2 27 Nov 2012 Designing Apps for Windows Phone 8 In this session, we will talk about the design and user experience philosophy of Windows Phone. In this session developers and designers will learn what are things they should keep in mind to make their applications shine on the Windows Phone. We will also go through the essential techniques you need to build an application, Windows Design Language, designing an App, introduction to XAML Layout, Styles and Themes Design Time Data, during this session.
3 28 Nov 2012 Application Lifecycle for Windows Phone 8 In this session we will cover the way apps work on Windows Phone and how the OS manages them so that when they lose focus, they are suspended in order to conserve crucial phone resources, primarily battery life. This session will explain what happens and what you must do as an app developer to create the best experience for your user.
4 29 Nov 2012 Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 In this session we will cover the core concepts of programming for Windows Phone 8 platform. How to leverage the features like Page navigation, Application Bar, Handling Page Orientation Changes, Handling Different Screen Resolutions, Localization, Windows Phone Toolkit, Page Transitions. This session will focus on the depth concepts of Windows Phone Development.
5 30 Nov 2012 Windows Phone Store and making your apps submission ready In this session we will the process of preparing your app for submission, the submission process, and tips on how to maximize uptake and increase profit. The session will focus on Performance Analysis, app creation and configuring, Store Testing Tool, App distribution, Windows Phone Store, advertising supported apps and maximizing uptake.

What are the timings for this webcast?

This webcast is a 5 day series which starts from 26-November 2012 to 30-November 2012 during 3:00pm to 5:00PM Indian Standard Timing or 5:30AM to 7:30AM Eastern Standard Timing

Where to Register?

To register for this webcast, go to the link below and register separately for the different webcast which you have planned to join and get hands on. The webcast is through Live Meeting so, be prepared with your machine with Live meeting client or if you have planned to join over the web make sure to install the necessary updates.


About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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