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Sessions at Microsoft BUILD 2011 about Metro Design Language in Platinum 4

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Wednesday 14th September 2011

  • 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

    Coverage video

Friday 16th September 2011

  • Building Metro style apps using JavaScript

    by Chris Tavares

    Come to this session to learn more about JavaScript, the language of Metro style apps using HTML, which provides the features you need to build real-world, full-featured Windows 8 apps. In this talk, you'll learn how to organize your code using the same coding standards we used to build Windows library for JavaScript, how to make your code robust and maintainable, and how to bring in 3rd party libraries, like the popular jQuery. If you're a newbie to app development with JavaScript, or an old hand that wants to see how the language is best used to build Metro style apps, this sessions is for you!

    At 9:00am to 10:00am, Friday 16th September

    In Platinum 4, Anaheim Marriott

    Coverage video

  • Building a great Metro style device app for your camera

    by Mehmet Kucukgoz

    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 10:30am to 11:30am, Friday 16th September

    In Platinum 4, Anaheim Marriott

    Coverage video

  • Real time communication: keep your Metro style app connected whether it is running or suspended

    by Raghu Gatta and Kamal Srinivasan

    In this session we will discuss Metro style communication apps. Come see how your VoIP, instant messaging, or e-mail app can stay available and connected while it’s being managed by Windows. You will learn what your customers will experience when Windows manages these apps. We’ll deep dive into the APIs for writing Real Time Communication triggers including network, system, and time events. You will then be ready to build that awesome communication app that your customers can’t stop using.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Friday 16th September

    In Platinum 4, Anaheim Marriott

    Coverage video

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