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  • Designing Metro style: principles and personality

    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.

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 303 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Fundamentals of Metro style apps: how and when your app will run

    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.

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 5, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Introduction to DirectX for Metro style apps

    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.

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 304 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Metro style apps using XAML: what you need to know

    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.

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 6, Anaheim Marriott

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  • A lap around Visual Studio 11 Express for Metro style apps using C++

    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.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 2, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Designing Metro style apps that are touch-optimized

    by Jan-Kristian Markiewicz and Kay Hofmeester

    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.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 303 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Metro style apps using HTML5 from start to finish

    by Scott Dickens and Harris Syed

    Get started writing Metro style apps using your HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS skills today! Come dive into the specifics of this exciting platform and see how you can use your Web skills to build deeply-integrated Windows apps. You’ll discover how this mirrors or differs from traditional Web programming and how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and the Windows Runtime. You’ll also learn proper navigation techniques, how to manage your app’s state, and how to incorporate the Windows look and feel into your app. This foundational session will arm you with everything you need to know to build Metro style apps with the skills you already have.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 5, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Metro style apps using XAML: Make your app shine

    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!

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 6, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Reimagining the experience for connecting with devices

    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.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 204 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Seamlessly interacting with web and local data

    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!

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 201 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Your Metro style app, video and audio, Part 1

    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.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Grand E, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Create Metro style apps quickly with built-in controls

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 303 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Using the Windows Runtime from C# and Visual Basic

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Ballroom D, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Your Metro style app, video and audio, Part 2

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Grand E, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Bringing existing C++ code into Metro style apps

    by Ale Contenti

    This talk will cover how to use C++ to target the new Windows Runtime surface. Beyond just learning how to write apps in C++, you will see how to create new libraries or reuse existing components that you can seamlessly combine with Metro style apps using JavaScript, C#, and other C++ apps.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 213 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Build your first Metro style game

    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.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 201 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Introducing Metro style device apps

    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.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 4, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Make great Metro style apps that are touch-optimized using HTML5

    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.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 303 B, Anaheim Convention Center

    Coverage video