John Montgomery: Building HTML and JavaScript Windows 8 Apps with Visual Studio 2012

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John Montgomery chats about the work his team has been doing so developers can use Visual Studio to build Windows Store apps using HTML and JavaScript. Hear about the challenges behind building apps (and not pages) and the improvements to the language services that make IntelliSense much better in VS2012.  John’s favorite must-checkout-features: the simulator and rapid refresh. 

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About John


John Montgomery is the director of program management for the Visual Studio Client Platform Tools team. He has been at Microsoft since 1998, starting on the product management team for .NET and Visual Studio. He is responsible for product definition and design for the Visual Studio tools for Windows 8.

About Tim

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Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI) in Rich Client and Rich Internet Application (RIA) Technologies like Silverlight & WPF on the computer, the Surface, and Windows Phone 7. He has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press.

Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest rated Keynote and technical presentations for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world by Microsoft Corporation. Tim has done presentations on Microsoft technologies at technology events like Microsoft Tech Ed, Product Launch events, Dev Days, MEC, World Wide Partner Conference, MGB, MGX, and the PDC, along with 3rd party technology conferences all over the world is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim was selected by Microsoft as a speaker for the International .NET Association and speaks at events world-wide on Microsoft's behalf. Tim has done keynote demos at big Microsoft events and product launches for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Tim founded InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and Actus Interactive Software, and has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, an MVP and serves on multiple Microsoft councils and boards like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council.

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