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Sessions at SDD 2014 about Windows Phone

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Monday 19th May 2014

  • Writing great Windows Store apps in XAML and C#

    by Jeff Prosise

    For Windows developers, Windows Store apps are the future. This compelling new model can be used to write apps that run on desktops, tablets, and devices with other form factors.

    In this pre-conference seminar, learn the essentials of writing Windows Store apps in XAML and C#, including how to craft modern UIs, how to build great touch interfaces, how to make your app come alive with live tiles and background tasks, how to integrate with the charms bar by implementing contracts, and a whole lot more.

    At 9:30am to 5:30pm, Monday 19th May

    In Barbican Centre

Tuesday 20th May 2014

  • WinRT is love

    by Dave Wheeler

    Don Box famously coined the phrase “COM is love”. Fifteen years on, we’re still feeling the love for COM as we embrace its latest incarnation with WinRT.

    This is a deep dive talk into all things WinRT, from the way that Windows 8 Store Applications get launched through to the language projections and the type system.

    So no matter whether you work on Windows 8, in C++, C# or JavaScript, you really need to know what’s under the covers. And that’s what this talk delivers.

    At 11:30am to 1:00pm, Tuesday 20th May

    In Barbican Centre

  • Proximity networking in WinRT

    by Jeff Prosise

    Tap two devices together and transfer data between them? You bet! Learn about the Near-Field Communication (NFC) API in Windows and Windows Phone and see how to put them to work to connect devices more easily than ever before. The future of networking is here, and it is spelled NFC!

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Tuesday 20th May

    In Barbican Centre

Thursday 22nd May 2014