Christian Schormann: Windows 8 Design Tools

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Christian Schormann talks about Expression Blend’s support for building Windows Store apps using XAML and HTML.  With HTML being the new offering, Christian dives deep into the HTML and CSS features.  Download the free VS Express for Windows 8 (which now includes Expression Blend) and start building your apptoday.

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  1. win8genapp30Visit the Windows Developer Center for a myriad of sample, docs and guidelines
  2. Join the GenerationApp program and get a jumpstart building your Windows Store app.


About Christian


Christian Schormann is responsible for the design of Blend, Microsoft’s visual authoring tool for UX. He designs creative tools out of passion – after all, great tools can give wings to our imagination. Before Blend, he has been working on music software, 3D animation, video editors, compositing systems and UI prototyping software (SketchFlow). His latest project is a new version of Blend that supports app development for Windows 8, in both XAML and HTML. Blend is included in Visual Studio 2012.

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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    Joel Palmer

    The WMV links fail. Its like the advertisement/header/intro is faulty and causes Windows Media Player to error.

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    danie gaudin

    et les ou la securiter dans touts sa^^^^^???????

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