by Megha Jain
Make it fast! Great performance is a huge motivator of satisfaction and user preference with apps. Direct 2D powers high-performance 2D graphics rendering in Windows 8. In this session, you will learn advanced techniques for optimizing your Direct2D code for maximum speed and efficiency in your apps.
by Andrew Cunningham and Tyler Barton
The cloud has enormous potential to reduce operational expenses and achieve new levels of scale, but moving workloads away from the people who depend on them can increase networking costs and hurt productivity. Users expect high performance and don’t care where their apps are hosted. BranchCache can improve the performance of cloud-based apps and reduce bandwidth consumption with a shared cache of data. It speeds up HTTP and SMB communication without requiring app changes or new infrastructure in the office or the data center. In this session, we’ll explore the BranchCache platform and protocols, and explain how they can be used to optimize apps deployed in public and private clouds.
by Mathias Jourdain
Now that you are familiar with writing Metro style apps using HTML5, come learn how to make your apps fast and responsive. In this session, we'll cover best practices to keep your app's UI thread unblocked, methods guaranteed to speed up your app's load times, and techniques to tune your app's performance and power consumption.
13th–16th September 2011