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 Boris Jabes
Visual Studio 11 brings the most significant set of improvements for developing graphics-intensive apps in over a decade. Whether you are just getting started with 2D/3D games or a self-proclaimed "guru," there's something for you in this talk. We will walkthrough a slew of new tools integrated into Visual Studio that will make your life better.
Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11 bring a valuable set of new features and capabilities to agile teams. In this talk we will take a ride through an example project and show you how an agile team can efficiently prioritize, plan, and deliver high quality software.
by Doron Holan and Kevin Miller
This session will present an overview on how to develop drivers in Visual Studio using the new Windows Developer Kit (WDK) add-on pack. Topics will include developing, building, packaging, signing, deploying, debugging, testing and verifying device drivers – all within Visual Studio.
Did you ever have that bug that you just could not reproduce? Not getting enough information from production environments to really solve your problems quickly? Why does it always take way longer to figure out what the problem is then to make the fix? In this session, see how IntelliTrace, within Visual Studio 11, gives you the ability retrieve rich, detailed information about problems, even in production, enabling you to spend less time on bug diagnostics and more time writing software.
by Jamie Cool
This session is all about developer collaboration in Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11. We’ll cover integrated code review, the new “My Work” experience for managing your active tasks, and once you’re “in the zone” we’ll help you stay focused on the task at hand, no matter how much you’re randomized. We’ll walk the full gamut of collaboration improvements, from the newly revamped Team Explorer, to the version control & build improvements. Want to work offline seamlessly? Wish merging happened less frequently & was simpler when it did? How about find work items faster? We’ll talk about all this and more.
How do I use XAML to build outstanding apps for Windows Phone, using Visual Studio and Expression Blend? In this session we'll walk you through the steps from start to finish.
Most projects start from an existing code base – whether you are enhancing an existing app or rewriting an app to modernize it. In either case, the documentation for the existing system is most likely non-existent, stale or just wrong. The people who wrote the system are no longer available to the new team, which is left trying to understand a system with no starting point. See how Visual Studio 11 gives you that starting point and allows teams to be productive in a fraction of the time it takes today as well as ensuring that you have the tools to document the new work so you don’t end up with the same situation in the future.
13th–16th September 2011