Sessions at Microsoft BUILD 2011 about Windows 8 and Windows Azure

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Thursday 15th September 2011

  • Building social games for Windows 8 with Windows Azure

    by Nathan Totten

    Building a great social gaming experience for your users can be a challenging task. Your game has to be well designed, have a great user interface and perform under the most demanding conditions. This session will show how Windows 8 empowers you to build great user experiences with languages and tools you already know, and how Windows Azure can enable new scenarios in your games. We will discuss proven and effective patterns such as message queuing and background processing that you can use to build high -performance services on Windows Azure. We will demonstrate various technologies such as Windows Azure CDN and Traffic Manager that will allow you to scale your game to millions of users around the world. You will leave this session with concrete examples and code that you can use to build a great social games on Windows 8.

    At 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Thursday 15th September

    In Ballroom D, Anaheim Convention Center

    Coverage video

Friday 16th September 2011

  • Building Windows 8 and Windows Azure apps

    by Steve Marx

    This session discusses both the fundamental concepts of Windows Azure and how it can be applied to provide connected experiences for Windows 8 users. After covering fundamentals, we will demonstrate how to use the development environment, consume Windows Azure compute and storage and ultimately the various app deployment methods. At the end of this session, you will be empowered to begin building and deploying your own Windows 8 and Windows Azure apps.

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

    In 204 B, Anaheim Convention Center

    Coverage video

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