Featured Sessions from Build 2013

Keynotes

Day 1 Keynote

Steve Ballmer is joined on stage by Julie Larson-Green and others as they show off Windows 8.1, a ton of great Windows and Windows Phone devices, new Bing and Xbox One features and more.

Day 2 Keynote

Join Satya Nadella, President, Server and Tools Business, in this presentation filled with Windows Azure, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, Office 365, and Windows.

What's New

What's New in WinJS

The Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS) 2.0 is the user interface framework for building apps for Windows 8.1 with HTML and JavaScript. This talk will provide an overview of the new capabilities, controls, performance optimizations, and other features available to you. Come learn how you can use WinJS.2.0 in concert with the rest of the platform to build apps for Windows 8.1 that look, feel, and perform great. This is a must-see session is for all developers interested in creating Windows apps using HTML and JavaScript.

What’s New in ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2013

It keeps getting better. Join Hanselman for an update on all the webby goodness coming in the next version of Visual Studio. We’ve got a new ASP.NET dialog, amazing CSS3 support, new scaffolding engine and an amazing new surprise code-named “Artery.” We’ll cover ASP.NET MVC 5, Web API 2, Web Forms, SignalR 2, and also learn about OWIN, ASP.NET identity improvements and much more!

What's New in XAML

​If you develop Windows Store apps using XAML, this is your must-see session to learn about the new features available to you in Windows 8.1. This session will give you an overview of key areas that are new to the platform, plus specific guidance for updating your existing Windows 8 app for Windows 8.1. Lots of demos will show you the new UI and areas of focus for XAML in Windows 8.1. Along the way, we’ll also look at the new Visual Studio templates for Windows 8.1, new controls, app performance, and interoperability.

What's New in .NET Development

The latest version of .NET delivers a number of new innovations while maintaining a high compatibility bar. In this presentation, we will walk through the latest features in .NET that focus on Developer Productivity, Application Performance and Continuous Delivery. Examples will include diagnostics improvements, library enhancements and new features in Windows Store development.

Great Talks

Designing for Ubiquitous Computing

Today, we see digital-based appliances and services appearing in different forms, places, and providing ever more diverse services. Improved attention to design has meant that complexity of the use of each has dropped dramatically, and yet, the collective complexity experienced across the spectrum of devices and scenarios from indoor to out, at home and on the go, is increasing significantly. Bill Buxton will share his perspectives on the premise that in this emerging world of ubiquitous computing, it is vital that devices, applications, and services are designed, from the start, by taking the other members of the ecosystem into account. Individually, they must offer great value, experience, and satisfaction, and combined, great design must derive value from all the other devices, applications, and services in the ecosystem, while continually reducing overall complexity.

TypeScript: Application-Scale JavaScript

JavaScript has grown from a webpage toy to being used in large-scale deployments both on the server and in the browser. This rapid growth has outpaced the growth of the language itself, which lacks features that allow teams to communicate requirements and build applications safely. This session will be a guided tour of TypeScript, a new language and toolset that makes it easier to write cross-platform, application-scale JavaScript. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript adds optional static types, classes, and modules to JavaScript to enable great tooling and better structuring of large JavaScript applications. The TypeScript compiler is open source, cross-platform and open specification, and is written in TypeScript. The compiler outputs standard JavaScript that runs in any browser or any host.

Deep Dives

Native Code Performance and Memory: The Elephant in the CPU

C and C++ developers know that memory caching is critical to the performance of native code. But there is much more to the story when it comes to performance on modern CPUs. This talk will examine the pitfalls of poor memory usage in C and C++, and will offer practical guidance for taking advantage of all the memory a CPU has to offer. Memory is the elephant in the CPU. Come learn why.

Visual Studio 2013 for Web Developers: Deep Dive

The new version of Visual Studio introduces a series of new and exciting features for web developers. Join Mads as he takes you through a deep dive filled with demos, insights and background – including a brand new surprise feature called ‘Artery’.

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