Sessions at Microsoft BUILD 2011 on Wednesday 14th September

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  • Building data-driven HTML5 apps with WCF RIA Services

    by Asad Khan and Dinesh Kulkarni

    Data-centric apps with rich user experience often require significant plumbing across multiple tiers. We simplify n-tier apps by bridging Web client technologies with services – using WCF RIA Services, rich JavaScript client cache, OData, jQuery and effective data binding to UI elements. We will cover common app patterns supported by frameworks and tools for writing business logic, retrieving data with flexible local and remote query capabilities, effective caching and change tracking, integrated validation and built-in authentication and authorization. We will show how to build apps with browser and mobile clients and host them on premise or in the cloud.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Orange County 1, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Connecting and sharing with near field communication

    by Priya Dandawate

    What's cooler than connecting two machines together by tapping them? Leveraging the power of Near Field Communication (NFC) and the new "tap & go" gesture built into Windows 8, you can build powerful new social apps that enable entirely new scenarios your customers have only dreamed of.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 210 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Connecting Windows 8 to mobile broadband and Wi-Fi networks

    by Billy Anders and Khawar Zuberi

    Connectivity is the underpinning of today’s computing experience. Windows 8 introduces many new features and experiences that will make it easier to get and stay connected on Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks. This session will provide an overview of the Windows 8 connectivity investments and experiences, including plan selection, over-the-air provisioning, account management, intelligent network selection and network-aware app behavior.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 204 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Create experiences that span devices

    by John Sheehan

    Your customers will expect your app to deliver a continuous experience even as they switch between apps and move between their devices. Come learn how to ensure your customers never lose their place in your app even when it is moved to the background or accessed on a new device. You will also discover how to enable customers to personalize your app with settings and ensure those settings flow automatically to all of their devices. We will show you how you can enable this continuous, cloud-powered experience with only a few lines of code.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 201 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Create Metro style apps quickly with built-in controls

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 303 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Creating connected apps that work on today's networks

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 2, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Delivering great hardware solutions for Windows

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Elite 2, Anaheim Marriott

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  • How to declare your app’s capabilities

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 5, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Inside Windows Azure: the cloud operating system

    by Mark Russinovich

    Mark Russinovich goes under the hood of Microsoft’s new cloud OS . Intended for developers that have already gotten their hands dirty with Windows Azure and understand its basic concepts, this session gives an inside look at the architectural design of Windows Azure’s compute platform. You’ll learn about Microsoft’s data center architecture, what goes on behind the scenes when you deploy and update a Windows Azure app and how it monitors and responds to the health of machines, its own components and the apps it hosts.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Ballroom B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Make your product manageable

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 9, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Reduce costs using new power efficiencies in Windows Server 8

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Grand G, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Stand out with styling and animation in your XAML app

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 6, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Taking your Application Lifecycle Management to the cloud with the Team Foundation Service

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 4, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Understanding Connected Standby

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Orange County 4, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Using the Windows Runtime from C# and Visual Basic

    by Jesse Kaplan and Harry Pierson

    C#, Visual Basic and the .NET tools have first-class support for the Windows Runtime. Learn about this integration and how to use C# and Visual Basic to write Metro style apps that call the Windows Runtime and how to build libraries that integrate with your Metro style apps using HTML.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Ballroom D, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Using the Windows Runtime from C++

    by Herb Sutter

    In this talk, Microsoft's C++ architect and chair of the ISO C++ standards committee Herb Sutter will showcase upcoming innovations in Visual C++ that show the Windows Runtime as a core part of native development. Windows 8 comes packed with rich APIs that are all Windows Runtime based, and C++ continues to deliver the tools you need to achieve the power and performance you have come to expect. Join us for a technical session that will serve as an overview of the new C++ programming model for the Windows Runtime and a prerequisite to other C++ sessions.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 213 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Using the Windows Runtime from JavaScript

    by Luke Hoban

    Metro style apps using JavaScript allow developers to combine the powerful and vibrant Web platform with the rich capabilities of Windows, to build exciting apps for Windows 8. JavaScript developers building Metro style apps have access to not just all of the Web platform, but also hundreds of Windows APIs, as well as opportunities to leverage custom native components. This talk will focus on how JavaScript developers can use the Windows Runtime and consume custom native components from JavaScript. With examples taken from rich Windows 8 capabilities like media, networking, sensors, and file systems, you’ll get an in depth look at how you can leverage the best of Windows in your Metro style apps using JavaScript.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 304 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Your Metro style app, video and audio, Part 2

    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.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Grand E, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Async everywhere: creating responsive APIs & apps

    by Ben Kuhn

    Responsiveness matters. There's almost nothing as frustrating to customers as an app that is lagging or unresponsive. Apps don't have to be this way! Learn how to use the Windows Runtime async tools to create APIs and apps that are easy to build and a pleasure to use.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 204 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Bringing existing C++ code into Metro style apps

    by Ale Contenti

    This talk will cover how to use C++ to target the new Windows Runtime surface. Beyond just learning how to write apps in C++, you will see how to create new libraries or reuse existing components that you can seamlessly combine with Metro style apps using JavaScript, C#, and other C++ apps.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 213 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Build polished collection and list apps using XAML

    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.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 6, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Build your first Metro style game

    by Chas Boyd

    Games are undoubtedly one of the most popular style of apps with users today and one of the largest money makers as well! If you have ever thought of writing a game, this session is for you! Windows 8 offers an end-to-end platform for developing games. Come to this session to learn how Windows 8 enables you to build engaging, profitable, connected games that can play on a myriad of form factors.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 201 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Building hardware-based security with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

    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.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Grand G, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Building real-time web apps with WebSockets using IIS, ASP.NET and WCF

    by Stefan Schackow and Paul Batum

    WebSockets is a new technology under joint development by Microsoft and other industry leaders, designed to enable secure, real-time bidirectional communication across the Web. Windows 8 has a comprehensive WebSocket offering with support in IE10, Metro style apps, WCF and ASP.NET. Come learn how HTML5 apps can make dramatic improvements in terms of user experience and performance by taking advantage of this exciting technology.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 7, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Create rich, data-driven Web apps with ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms

    by Damian Edwards

    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.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Orange County 1, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Designing great devices and drivers

    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.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Elite 2, Anaheim Marriott

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  • Extending the Hyper-V switch

    by Luis Hernandez and Bob Combs

    With the proliferation of virtualization, hypervisor customers are demanding integrated protection, consistent management, the ability to add virtual appliances and to tailor virtual switches to their networks. Switch plug-ins must be able to work together, have consistent management interfaces, and support migration to other hosts without breaking SLAs. In Windows Server 8, the Hyper-V switch is extensible for partners, who can build security, monitoring, and switching add-ons using well-known Windows APIs and development tools to quickly provide value-add solutions for enterprise and cloud deployments. This session will describe what partners need to know to successfully extend the Hyper-V switch.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 207 B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Inside Windows Azure storage: what's new and under the hood deep dive

    by Brad Calder

    Windows Azure Storage provides a scalable and reliable storage service for accessing Blobs, Tables, and Queues for Microsoft's new cloud OS. In this session, you will learn in depth about new Blob, Table and Queue features and how to use the new Windows Azure Storage Analytics to understand your app's usage of storage. In addition, you'll get an under-the-hood tour of the architecture and design of Windows Azure Storage, and you will learn what goes on behind the scenes to replicate, load balance and scale out access to your data.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Ballroom B, Anaheim Convention Center

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  • Introducing low-power buses for Windows 8

    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.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Grand E, Anaheim Marriott

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  • 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

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