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 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.
by Steve Welch, Jerry Koh and Takahiro Shigemitsu
Windows 8 introduces a number of new touch experiences and capabilities. This session will provide an overview of how to build and test great touch systems running Windows 8. You will learn about the Windows 8 user experience and certification requirements, new tools for validating and measuring the touch user experience on different hardware platform, as well as considerations for overall system integration.
by Arie van der Hoeven
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode and Secure Boot are critically important to creating a more secure platform. This session will discuss the benefits of UEFI, including key features of Windows 8 that depend on UEFI, such as BitLocker and Seamless Boot. This session also will cover technical details of UEFI and updates to ACPI requirements.
by Sharif Farag and Jason Hendrickson
Windows 8 runs efficiently on a broader range of systems. This session will cover how to create high-performance and energy efficient experiences on the full spectrum of Windows 8 platforms. You will learn software design and development practices that maximize the performance of apps and power consumption as a whole. We will also discuss how the Windows team approaches development to scale across systems and how you can apply the same techniques to your software and drivers.
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 Ameet Chitre and Roger Coote
In Windows 8, the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) has evolved through several innovations in the graphics sub-system that will enable you to deliver great Windows user and developer experiences. This session will cover how to design and build Windows 8 systems with WDDM capable hardware and drivers.
by Andrew Mason
All server apps should be restructured to run on Windows Server systems without a GUI stack, or with all GUI components found on a Windows Client system; this is a Windows Server 8 best practice. This talk explains how to ensure your server apps will work in Windows Server 8 when the GUI shell is uninstalled, how to ensure your app is remotely manageable, and how this positions your app for no GUI stack. This talk will also cover how to use PowerShell to quickly and easily add and/or enhance your remote management capabilities.
by Sandy Arthur and Venkat Krishnamachari
This session will discuss the software and hardware certification of products designed for Windows Server 8. Come and learn the differences between client and server hardware certification requirements, tests and policies. The speakers will share the relevant details in these areas that are new, specific, optional (“If-Implemented”), or do not apply to devices and systems designed for Windows Server 8. Changes to the “Unclassified” hardware category for Windows Server 8 will also be highlighted. This session will conclude with a preview of technical requirements (draft) for Windows Server 8 software certification and the upcoming Beta of the self-test Server App Certification kit.
by Ahmed Talat
This session discusses the major performance improvements of Windows Server 8 and demonstrates how customers and partners can achieve their performance and scalability goals. We will describe some of the ways you can take advantage of the new capabilities to improve scalability, networking, throughput, and get a more powerful virtualization experience with Windows Server 8.
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.
Whether you’re building a new Website using ASP.NET or maintaining an existing one, you’ll leave this talk ready use HTML5 & CSS3 on ASP.NET with Visual Studio. We’ll look at what HTML5 & CSS3 have to offer modern app developers and how you can use them with ASP.NET for rich Web apps both today and tomorrow.
by Asad Khan and Dinesh Kulkarni
by Dave Thaler
In today’s highly connected world, your customers want their apps to connect them with friends, content and information wherever they are, but current networks make this hard. Work networks have proxies that block your connections; wireless networks have usage, overage and roaming costs that can lead to severe bill shock; and improper handling of security, IPv6 and network glitches can cause frustration with your app. Come learn how Windows 8 makes it easy for your app to work across networks and deliver a consistent and compelling experience, which will delight your customers.
by Kevin Miller
Microsoft has made significant investments in Windows 8 to improve the end-to-end experience for partners when creating hardware offerings. This session will provide an overview of modern engineering tools and systems, and associated lifecycles, for developing hardware add-ons for Windows. This will include an overview on design principles, driver development tools, assessment and certification tools, as well as discussion on vehicles for customer and partner connection.
by Jeff Johnson
Do you want to build an app that takes a photo through the PC’s camera for a profile pic? Do you want your app to be aware of its current location or enable device proximity scenarios? Do you want customers to rave about how your app uses the files, pictures, videos, and docs from the file system? Windows 8 has a declarative capability model that allows apps to access the PC resources they require. Come learn how to build on it.
by Jeffrey Snover and Refaat Issa
Manageability is increasingly the value differentiator between products. Customers need to create management solutions quickly and reliably. They need to manage their entire IT spectrum consistently using standard-based technologies. Come to this session to learn how to make your product manageable in standard and powerful ways using the Windows Management Framework (WMF) and plug into the growing ecosystem of tools and IT management capabilities. See how the WMF enables (via .NET, Native Code, PowerShell, Workflow and CIM/WSMan) managing your product by standard-based tools, powerful command utilities, REST APIs or standard Windows graphical user interface.
by Sean McGrane and Bruce Worthington
The cost of power and cooling infrastructure in data centers continues to be top of mind for many companies. This, combined with the growing desire to be recognized as a green company and to reduce carbon emissions, provide a strong incentive to lower power usage in server systems. In this session, we will discuss the new power management capabilities in Windows Server 8, including a new capability to manage the power used by memory subsystems on servers.
by John Papa
Get all of the tips and tricks you need to infuse your distinct brand into your apps, while still taking advantage of the familiarity of Windows through styling and animations. Use Visual Studio Express and the power of XAML styling and templating to customize the look and feel of your apps and to more easily style the individual XAML controls. See how fast animations in the animation library and custom XAML animations bring your app to life and engage customers.
by Doug Neumann
You’ve heard about the brand new Team Foundation Service that brings together Team Foundation Server and Windows Azure and now it’s time to find out how to get started. In this talk we’ll start you off with creating your account, setting up projects, issue tracking and much more. We’ll also show you how Team Foundation Service differs from Team Foundation Server and what that means to you.
by Pat Stemen and Stephen Berard
In Windows 8, Microsoft introduces Connected Standby - a new power state that enables compatible PCs to be always reachable and up-to-date. This session will provide an overview of Connected Standby, including key user scenarios, system architecture and technical requirements.
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 Hamid Mahmood
Learn exciting ways to expose collections of data using the new XAML List controls, a fast and easy way to make collections take on the Windows 8 look and feel. Come and learn about the powerful capabilities of these controls and best practices to make your app really shine.
by Stefan Thom and Rob Spiger
Windows 8 makes TPM hardware based security easy by automatically provisioning the TPM and providing new APIs and features. This session describes how customers benefit from having a system with a TPM and how to build Windows 8 apps that work with different TPM hardware.
by Stefan Schackow and Paul Batum
Data has always been important for Web apps and there are increasingly a myriad of technologies available to work with data. Come join us to discuss different data paradigms life Database First, Model First and Code First, and how the tooling and framework features support them. We’ll dive into the powers of new data-related improvements in ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms like model binders and data annotations.
by Jim Cavalaris
Great devices that delight users and work well with Windows are the result of thoughtful design. This session will discuss various elements device developers need to consider when designing devices and drivers. Elements covered will include best practices, taking advantage of new features in Windows 8, and designing driver interfaces.
by John Felkins and Peter Wieland
The world of System on Chip (SoC) has changed the way devices are connected inside a PC. Windows 8 introduces support for low-power internal buses such as I2C, SPI, GPIO, and High Speed UARTs. In this session, we will demonstrate the end-to-end story on how to integrate a device on the new buses and create a driver. You will learn how to write ACPI to enumerate your peripheral and get started writing and testing a peripheral driver.
13th–16th September 2011