A Developer's Guide to Windows 10 (The Americas)

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9am‒5pm ICT (Asia)
9am‒5pm CEST (Europe)

Want an in-depth look at the Universal Windows Platform? Engaging experts Jerry Nixon and Andy Wigley, of the Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview, return to show you how Windows capabilities and social integration can help you create amazing experiences on devices running Windows 10, including phones, tablets, PCs, and even (coming soon) Xbox! Jerry and Andy host three demo-rich days of Windows 10 goodness, explore cool new features, and offer practical guidance. Each session lasts about 30 minutes, so you can join us for the topics that interest you most.

On Day 1, "App Basics," take a look at fundamental platform considerations, patterns, and tools available for building successful Windows apps. On Day 2, "Windows Essentials," survey several core scenarios that apps handle, including low memory, background task execution, cross-device communication, file and data management, and user interaction techniques. And, on Day 3, "Extended Features," see how to light up your apps to delight users. Be sure to bring your questions!

(NOTE: To refresh your basic knowledge of development languages, check out Programming in C# or explore the XAML modules in Developing Universal Windows Apps with C# and XAML.)

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • XAML Design
  • XAML Advanced
  • Device/Adaptive Design
  • Navigation
  • Connected Experiences

Day 2:

  • XAML Performance
  • Data Management
  • Suspend/Lifecycle
  • Background
  • Notifications
  • Cloud Services/JSON

Day 3:

  • Migrating Existing
  • App-to-App Communication
  • Media
  • Natural User Interface
  • Platform Features
  • Sensors
Instructor Team
Jerry Nixon | Microsoft Developer Evangelist | @jerrynixon

Jerry Nixon is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, teaching and speaking on Windows PC, phone, and desktop. His career launched with Microsoft SQL Server 6.5. He was delivering data-centric solutions when database developer was a novel term.

Before his work for the startup that became Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Jerry received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work. The bulk of his work targeted insurance and finance, especially not-for-profits. For 15 years, he built Microsoft-centric solutions and mobile apps. Today, Jerry speaks on XAML, mobility, and Kinect at events, communities, and schools, influencing the next generation of excellent Microsoft developers.

Andy Wigley | Microsoft Technical Evangelist | @andy_wigley

Andy Wigley works as a Technical Evangelist for the Developer and Platform Evangelism group (DPE) at Microsoft UK, working with the developer community and partners to help them get the best out of Windows Phone and Windows 8 app development. He joined Microsoft in 2012 and, before that, earned the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 10 years, for blogging, speaking, and writing in support of the mobile app development community.

Andy is co-author of a number of Microsoft Press books and is a regular speaker at major conferences, such as TechEd.

Live Event Details
May 19‒21, 2015
9am‒5pm PDT
What: Jump Start training with live Q&A
Cost: Free
Audience: App Developers

You should be familiar with Microsoft development (managed languages, like C#) but you can be new to developing for Windows.