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.
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,
- What’s New for Windows 8 Developers Part 1 aka The Square Cheese Has Moved. A Little by Nick Hodge, Patrick Klug
- What’s New for Windows 8 Devs Part 2 by David Burela
- What’s New for Windows 8 Devs Part 3 by Lewis Benge
- Windows 8 Application Development with HTML/Java Script by Aaron Powell
- Windows Runtime (WinRT) Deep Dive by Brenden Forster
- How I Became Authentically Digital – An Introduction to the Windows 8 UI Design Language by Shane Morris
- Design and Layout for Windows 8 and Windows Phone Style Apps by Shane Morris
- A Modern Architecture Review: Using the New Code Review Tools by Adam Cogan
- What’s New in Visual Studio 2012 by Adam Cogan
- Building Responsive Web Applications with MVC4, WebAPI and HTML5 by Brendan Kowitz
- From Start to Rest in 60 minutes by Paul Glavich
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.
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