XAML Deep Dive for Windows & Windows Phone Apps Jump Start

Are you ready to go from 0 to 60 in a day and become the Jedi Master of XAML? If you want to boost your XAML skills, join Microsoft Principal Technical Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez and Senior Director for IdentityMine Laurent Bugnion as they dive into the XAML internals to provide you a solid foundation in XAML for the Windows Store and Windows Phone. This event focuses on the ins and outs of XAML and its power as a presentation technology. Get ready for a fast paced event and come ready to learn!

Course Outline

  • Introduction to XAML  and Visual Studio Walk Through
  • XAML Under the Hood (Visual Trees, DPs, Resources, Events)
  • XAML Layout & Panels
  • XAML Controls, Styles and Templates
  • XAML Data Binding and Data Templates
  • Introduction to Expression Blend and Animation
  • XAML Nerdvana: MVVM
Instructor Team


Jaime Rodriguez | Principal Technical Evangelist | @jaimerodriguez
Jaime Rodriguez is a Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and has been building great apps for over 15 years. Throughout his career he has focused on helping strategic Microsoft partners and customers with emerging technologies such as .NET, Silverlight, Windows Phone leveraging both C#/XAML and HTML/CSS. Recently, his focus has been on helping developers with web, iOS and Android backgrounds to bring their existing apps to the Windows Store. Follow Jaime on Twitter or via his blog.
Laurent Bugnion | Senior Director | @Lbugnion
Laurent works as Senior Director for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows 8, Windows Phone, XBOX, Kinect, WPF, Silverlight, Pixelsense, and general User Experience. He is based in Zurich Switzerland. He has earned numerous distinctions from Microsoft and this is his seventh year as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and his first year as a Microsoft Regional Director, and is recognized as one of the most prominent experts worldwide for XAML, Expression Blend and the MVVM pattern. Laurent is a frequent conference speaker and has been invited to talk at large conferences such as MIX in Las Vegas (2009, 2010, 2011), TechEd Europe (2010), multiple TechDays and other local conferences in the USA and in Europe.
Live Event Details
July 12, 2013
9:00am - 5:00pm (PDT)
What: Engaging, demo-rich virtual class!
Cost: free
Audience: Developers
Prerequisites: While specific XAML experience is not required, the audience should be proficient in developing apps for Windows Phone and Windows Store.