by Samuel Moreau
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 brings a fresh new approach to user experience. In this talk, Director of User Experience Design and Research, Sam Moreau will share the design principles behind Metro and provide insights for how to apply these principles in apps that you build.
by Ben Srour
As your customers move your app between the foreground and background, Windows manages your app’s usage of critical system resources. Come learn the fundamentals of Process Lifetime Management and how to structure your app to suspend and resume quickly, save app state properly, and behave consistently. We will also highlight ways to keep your app fresh using push notifications and tile interactivity. Understanding these critical concepts will help you deliver a continuous experience that customers expect.
by Kam VedBrat
Learn how you can harness the power of DirectX for your app! As the foundation for all graphics on Windows 8, DirectX enables you to create the most compelling apps for connecting to people, visualizing information, storytelling, entertainment and creativity. Attend this session for a comprehensive overview of the graphics platform DirectX provides for Windows 8 apps.
by Joe Stegman
If you are experienced with .NET or C++ and are already familiar with XAML, come learn everything you need to know to create a Metro style app for Windows 8. This session will cover updates to familiar features including basic controls, styling, and data-binding, and explore concepts that are new for Windows 8. Discover how you can build an amazing experience that is driven by touch, uses new Windows controls, and integrates well with Windows 8. This foundational session will show you how to turn your XAML skills into money making Metro style apps.
by Joanna Mason and Vikas Bhatia
Windows 8 comes with a brand new Metro style app experience where native developers and designers can work in parallel. Ones in behavioral aspects and the others in UI. This talk offers an end-to-end view of the developer experience for this kind of app, from the solution creation to the marketplace publication.
Get the knowledge and guidance needed to build an app for an intuitive, powerful touch experience. Understand how touch design principles are firmly grounded in customer needs of comfort and utility. Discover how your app can use Windows 8 touch language and patterns, capabilities like smart targeting and semantic zoom, and new interactions like “slide to select” and “hold to learn” to engage your customers.
by Scott Dickens and Harris Syed
by Marco Matos
You’ve built your first basic Metro style app in XAML and now you’re ready to dive into the specifics of deeply integrating it with Windows. Come discover how you can deliver a first-class experience using new Windows 8 concepts. You’ll learn about the new activation model, how to incorporate navigation and charms into your app, as well as supporting the new lifetime model for Windows Metro style apps. We’ll build a completely integrated app and teach you how to take your Metro style app to the next level!
by Robin Goldstein and Craig Zhou
Windows 8 makes it easy to build an app that brings out the unique capabilities of your camera. In this session you will learn how to build a Metro style device app that is automatically installed with the camera. This session will also cover how developers can use Windows APIs to bring branded video and photo capabilities to their own Metro style apps.
by Manav Mishra
Windows 8 is the PC-reimagined. Its rich, powerful file system is available to all Metro style apps. Come find out more about the file landscape! This talk will give you an overview of the various file mechanisms available in Windows 8, the details behind them, and their intended purpose. Learn how to integrate local and web data seamlessly into your apps using the Windows 8 platform. This talk will include specific examples and information to help you build great Metro style apps!
by Gabe Frost
This session provides an overview of the Windows multimedia platform for Metro style apps and a primer on APIs in the Windows.Media namespace to accomplish scenarios such as playback, capture, streaming and transcode.
by Paul Gusmorino and Sean Hume
Windows 8 introduces a new and ready-to-use set of user interface controls to help create beautiful Metro style apps quickly. Learn about these powerful and highly-flexible controls and how to use them to implement the common patterns that deliver great Windows 8 Metro style apps.
by Jesse Kaplan and Harry Pierson
C#, Visual Basic and the .NET tools have first-class support for the Windows Runtime. Learn about this integration and how to use C# and Visual Basic to write Metro style apps that call the Windows Runtime and how to build libraries that integrate with your Metro style apps using HTML.
by Daniel Schneider and Tim Onders
Come to this session to see how easily sophisticated media playback can be built into Metro style apps. We will show you how the HTML5 video element enables playback easily with great UI, and how you can take your Metro style app to the next level by accessing Windows functionality from the app. You will learn how to build your own custom media components (codecs, streaming formats, effects, etc.) into your app, to extend beyond what Windows 8 offers.
by Ale Contenti
by Chas Boyd
Games are undoubtedly one of the most popular style of apps with users today and one of the largest money makers as well! If you have ever thought of writing a game, this session is for you! Windows 8 offers an end-to-end platform for developing games. Come to this session to learn how Windows 8 enables you to build engaging, profitable, connected games that can play on a myriad of form factors.
by Eugene Lin and Mitch Rundle
Device makers often create apps as a way to differentiate their device experience and highlight device capabilities. Windows 8 makes this easy to do with new Metro style device apps that enable device makers to build and deliver unique experiences for their devices. This session will provide an overview of Metro style device apps, including how apps can extend the built-in device experiences and integrate with the Windows 8 user interface.
by Reed Townsend and Nick Waggoner
Build great Windows 8 Metro style apps that are touch-optimized using HTML technologies and DOM touch and gesture events. Learn how to create touch experiences using standard controls and behaviors, and build highly responsive panning and zooming capabilities that customers will love. This session will also teach you how to include mouse interaction with no additional work, and handle multiple types of input in a unified way.
13th–16th September 2011