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Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Webcast Series from Microsoft

 

Microsoft is back again with a Weekly webcast, but this time its with both Windows Phone and Windows 8. Last year we had different webcast by Microsoft on Windows Phone 8 which covers the application development with the new Windows Phone 8 SDK. With this series we will have parallel track on Windows Phone and Windows 8 which covers the application development on the respective platform. Again this is going to be 5 day series by the Microsoft experts and it’s a free webcast which can be viewed online using the Live Meeting.    [more]


What is the Webcast timings?

This webcast is a 5 day series which starts from 18-February 2013 to 22-February 2013 during 3:00pm to 4:30pm Indian Standard Timing or 5:30AM to 7:00AM Eastern Standard Timing for Windows Phone and 4:30Pm to 6:00pm Indian Standard Timing for Windows 8.

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1 Windows Phone 3:00PM to 4:30PM 5:30AM to 7:00AM
2 Windows 8 4:30PM to 6:00PM 7:00AM to 8:30AM

 

So what is the Agenda?

The series covers topics from Level 100 to 300 with experts speaking on the most of the much required topics that are required for application development on both the topics (Windows Phone and Windows 8). These topics are covered with a demo on the respective topic to get our hands on with the application development on these platforms. So why waiting, start registering for the webcast and start developing your applications right away.


Windows 8 Topics:

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1 Getting started with Windows 8 apps development In this session we will walk through the new app development platform in Windows 8 (Win8), Application development models, Windows 8version of WinRT, supported application models, getting started with Windows 8app development, new features overview. 18 February 2013,  3:00Pm to 4:30PM IST, 5:30AM to 7:00AM EST
2 Designing quality apps for Windows 8 In this session, we will talk about the design and user experience philosophy for Windows store apps. Both developers and designers will learn things they should keep in mind to make their applications shine on the Windows platform. We will also go through the essential techniques you need to build an application, Windows Store apps design, introduction to XAML Layout, Styles, and Design Themes, during this session. 19 February 2013,  3:00Pm to 4:30PM IST, 5:30AM to 7:00AM EST
3 Windows 8 apps development Deep Dive part 1 In this session we will cover the way apps work on Windows 8, app lifecycle, User Interface controls, data storage and background tasks. This session will explain what happens and what you must do as an app developer to create the best experience for your user. 20 February 2013,  3:00Pm to 4:30PM IST, 5:30AM to 7:00AM EST
4 Windows 8 apps development Deep Dive part 2 In this session we will cover the core concepts of programming for Windows 8 platform. How to leverage the features like tiles, notifications, contracts, app bar, page orientation. This session will focus on the depth concepts of Windows Store apps development. 21 February 2013,  3:00Pm to 4:30PM IST, 5:30AM to 7:00AM EST
5 Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps In this session, we will showcase how it’s incredibly easy to connect a scalable cloud backend to your client and mobile applications. It enables you to easily store structured data in the cloud that can span both devices and users and integrate it with user authentication as well as send out updates to clients via push notifications. We will walk you through to add these capabilities to any Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. 22 February 2013,  3:00Pm to 4:30PM IST, 5:30AM to 7:00AM EST

 

Windows Phone 8 Topics:

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1 Getting started with Windows Phone 8 apps development In this session we will walk through the new app development platform in Windows Phone 8 (Windows Phone 8), Application development models, Windows Phone 8 version of WinRT, supported application models, getting started with Windows Phone 8 app development, new features overview, using the Windows Phone Developer Tools and Windows Phone 87x compatibility. The session emphasizes on the overall stages that a business/developer should be aware of. 18 February 2013,  4:30Pm to 6:00PM IST, 7:00AM to 8:30AM EST
2 Designing quality apps for Windows Phone 8 In this session, we will talk about the design and user experience philosophy for Windows Phone apps. In this session, developers and designers will learn things, they should keep in mind to make their applications shine on the Windows Phone. We will go through the essential techniques you need to build an application, Microsoft Design Language, designing an App, XAML Layout, Styles and Themes, Design Time Data, during this session. 19 February 2013,  4:30Pm to 6:00PM IST, 7:00AM to 8:30AM EST
3 Windows Phone 8 apps development Deep Dive part 1 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 Windows Phone app lifecycle, UI controls, data storage, background tasks. 20 February 2013,  4:30Pm to 6:00PM IST, 7:00AM to 8:30AM EST
4 Windows Phone 8 apps development Deep Dive part 2 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 apps development. 21 February 2013,  4:30Pm to 6:00PM IST, 7:00AM to 8:30AM EST
5 Optimizing apps for Windows Phone Sore In this session we will walk through the process of preparing your app for store 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. 22 February 2013,  4:30Pm to 6:00PM IST, 7:00AM to 8:30AM EST

 

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.

Windows Phone 8 Webcast Registration                                          Windows  8 Webcast Registration

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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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