Join Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft and Brian Tyler, Principal Development Lead, Xbox LIVE Services, as Brian discusses Xbox Live for Windows which provides connections to the cloud and is all about you as a player. Gamers will be excited about a new feature that allows a new game state save feature: Play, Pause, Resume which allows the user to save the state of their game on one device and resume on another device. This fun interview provides a glimpse into new gaming features in games for Windows Live and Xbox live for Windows.
Brian Tyler has spent nearly two decades creating tools and SDKs—everything from Visual Studio to support for custom scientific hardware—for developers both inside and outside of Microsoft. Brian currently is the development lead on the new SDK for Windows 8 Metro-style games.
Jerry Nixon grew up in Missouri and graduated from William Jewell College, razor-sharp and ready to exercise his new Philosophy degree in the software industry. Early in his career, Jerry was a Microsoft developer and architect. He led agile teams to successful custom application deployments, mentored junior developers, and designed long-lasting solutions. Prior to Microsoft, Jerry owned and operated a successful, onshore and near-shore Microsoft Partner-Integrator building web and mobile-based prototypes for ISVs around the world. Verticals extended through academic, finance, non-profits, and the military.
Brian Tyler and Jerry Nixon recommend you check out
- Tools for game development on Windows
- Developing games
- Windows 8 consumer preview download
- Jerry Nixon's blog
- Follow Jerry on Twitter