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.
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 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 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.
by Yigal Edery and Ross Ortega
When building servers, networks and storage for cloud scale data centers, many complex tradeoffs and technologies must be considered. These tradeoffs include performance, reliability, security, flexible virtual machine deployment, storage architecture selection and interoperability with the existing architecture. Each choice influences the other considerations. This session presents a few canonical architectures that highlight interesting tradeoffs for the design of servers and systems focused on cloud deployments.
by Yu-Shun Wang and Murari Sridharan
'Any service at any server in any cloud.' Next generation data centers should allow dynamic resource allocation and consolidation across large resource pools. The topological constrains of today’s data center networks limit how services can be assigned to servers. Windows Server 8 enables you to create an agile, multi-tenant cloud on top of your existing infrastructure by virtualizing the network. Network virtualization decouples server configuration from network configuration to provide a virtual dedicated network to each tenant. This allows seamless migration of workloads, while continuing to provide security isolation between tenants. Partners have the opportunity to become multi-tenancy aware and provide the next generation of services, devices, appliances, both physical and virtual, to augment and complete the Windows offering to build secure, scalable, multi-tenant public and private clouds.
by Richard Wurdack and Charley Wen
Converged fabric and multi-tenancy pose new challenges in the data center where businesses are required to provide predictable network performance and SLAs. Today, a common solution is costly hardware overprovisioning and complex wiring. In this session, we will describe how Windows Server 8 enables data centers to use QoS and DCB-capable hardware to guarantee network bandwidth to a service. Because Windows Server 8 provides predictable network performance in a converged fabric environment, businesses will be able to virtualize and consolidate network I/O intensive workloads on a single 10GbE NIC thereby reducing costs and improving service. Partners, through familiar PowerShell and WMI interfaces, will be able to integrate these QoS features to provide a better service on Windows Server 8.
by Michael Nanakul and Don Stanwyck
Clouds place new demands on performance and scalability. Partners can build cloud-scale infrastructure with Windows Server 8. In this session, we will cover several new technologies that make it possible for platform and hardware partners to provide performant and cost-effective cloud scale solutions.
by James Clarke and Sam Spencer
Discover how to build on basic collections and lists by bringing live data from cloud and local sources into your app, and use the ListView control to present your data in an engaging and interactive way. Use templating and data binding features, create custom adapters to interface with your data sources, and handle virtualization, grouping, editing and change notifications to create a seamless app experience.
by Matt Merry
The Windows Runtime is a key piece of technology used by all Metro style apps in Windows. How exactly does it work though? You too can become a Windows Runtime Expert by taking a deep dive into the internals of the Windows Runtime using not much more than a new project in Visual Studio and a debugger. After this talk, you will understand how A "Hello World" Metro style app uses the Windows Runtime, enabling you to build better apps.
by Jason Weber
by Vishal Joshi
Rarely do you find a developer tool that the fashion-conscious would envy: a tool that functions and inspires. It is capability bundled with simplicity, a web tooling environment that gets you started with OSS applications or gorgeous templates. WebMatrix combines five products in one, letting you install, develop, optimize, deploy and manage your sites and databases. With support for the latest web standards like HTML5 & CSS3, multiple frameworks like ASP.NET & PHP, and multiple database engines like MySQL & SQL Server , you can’t go wrong. Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE? Join us as we unveil the BETA release of WebMatrix 2.
Making money is important! In this sessions we’ll review all the steps in building an app for Windows Phone, and we’ll relate the secrets of the masters for maximizing your impact.
13th–16th September 2011