TechEd 2012, Australia

At TechEd 2012 this time it was all about Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. As I am a developer, I attended all the Windows 8 sessions and the AppFest. It was a joy learning about Windows 8 and Metro (which is officially called Mordern UI Sytle) App development at #AppFest.

On Monday I flew early morning from Sydney to Gold cost and went straight to Gold Coast Convention Center for AppFest. The AppFest was hands-on coding time in the ultimate 24-hour hackathon for building Windows 8 apps, before TechEd kicked off. It was great fun and learning experience building an app for Legal Aid NSW office search. I developed this application overnight. Next day, I presented my app on a Samsung tablet with Windows 8 along with many others who did the same.

So this is happening #appfest starting

So this is happening #appfest starting. Photo by Nick Hodge

Legal Aid NSW Window8 App

Legal Aid NSW Window8 App

On AppFest we also watched Nick Hodge from Microsoft doing PSY – GANGNAM STYLE which was a hit.

On Tuesday the Keynote started at 3.00pm by Jason Silva after the AppFest demo. AuTechEd Keynote by Jason Silva.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I decided to attend windows 8 Sessions. Some of my favorites slides and videos of the sessions are following,

Session slides:

Session videos:

If you are interested in building Window 8 Metro apps go to Dev Center – Windows Store apps. Microsoft have an entire site dedicated to Windows 8 Metro style app sample code. Microsoft has released second preview of Programming Windows 8 Apps eBook for free.

Reference links,

Microsoft Tech Australia

See all session videos at channel 9


Twitter. MSAUTech – Hashtags: #aumsdn for dev, #autechnet for IT Pro, #auteched for TechEd!/auteched



Diganta is an experienced Technical Program Manager with a passion for technology. He has architected and developed software for more than a decade for a broad range of industries. Diganta is a founder of two online IT businesses. He is a certified AWS Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Developer, Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I) and ITIL Certified. He has presented at Microsoft Tech.Ed, Microsoft AppFest and Ark Group Intranet conference in the past. He attends AWS Seattle Official Events and Seattle AWS Architects-Engineers. He likes to help, mentor, and manage software development teams to improve and produce great software.

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