Developing Universal Windows Apps with HTML and JavaScript Jump Start

If you want to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build rich, native apps on a new and exciting platform, look no further. Get the details from Microsoft experts in this fast-paced, two-day course, complete with demos and a look at design considerations for screens from 4 to 40 inches!

Get an introduction to universal apps, make tiles and splash screens, and learn how to bind data. In addition, find out how to build for a multilingual audience, work with authentication scenarios, see how to get your apps out to Windows devices and Windows Phones, and a ton more! Make the most of this opportunity to explore universal Windows apps with the experts!

(For an introduction to these technologies, be sure to attend the "Modern Web Platform" Jump Start.)

Course Outline:

DAY 1:

  • Introduction to Universal Apps
  • App Lifecycle
  • Visual Assets and User Interaction
  • File Handling
  • Data
  • Networking and Web Services

DAY 2:

  • Accessibility and Globalization
  • Hardware and Sensors
  • Custom Controls
  • Background Work
  • Managing User Info
  • Monetization, Packaging, and Publishing
Instructor Team
Jeremy Foster | Microsoft ​Developer Evangelist | @codefoster

Jeremy Foster was educated in computer engineering and mathematics, and he gathered disparate industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. With just enough and not nearly enough education and experience, he finally joined Microsoft with the goal of informing and inspiring other software developers to write code and write it right. Find Jeremy online at

Michael Palermo | Microsoft Developer Evangelist | @palermo4
Michael Palermo is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft with a passion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and all things Windows 8. Before joining Microsoft, Michael served as a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, and Microsoft “insider” on a wide variety of technologies. He authored several technical books and published many online courses with Pluralsight. Michael takes his evangelism seriously, and he can be found speaking at developer events around the world.
Live Event Details
August 27–28, 2014
9:00am–5:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Beginners ready for a quick ramp-up; or intermediate web developers.

This course assumes a familiarity with basic web development practices annd builds on the technologies discussed in "The Modern Web Platform" course.