Chris Anderson: Windows 8 New User Interface Standards

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Chris Anderson, long-time UI architect at Microsoft (Windows Forms, WPF), discusses the innovative new standards and features introduced in Windows 8, that enable web developers to build Windows 8 apps more easily. Chris has been focused on the Windows Libraries for JavaScript and urges developers to leverage resources at the Windows devcenter to build apps.   

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About Chris


Chris started life at Microsoft in 1996 as a tester working on a large database application in the IT group. Since then Chris has worked on developer tools, developer platforms, web user interface platforms, client user interface platforms, database developer technologies, and now back to working on client user interface platforms.

Chris’ passion is to make computers more usable by people, and figures that getting millions of developers to build better apps is the best way to do it. Right now he is working in Windows on enabling web developers to easily, quickly, and profitably create Windows apps. He is focused on the Windows Libraries for JavaScript (WinJS).

Chris is the happy father of Jacob (4) and Charlotte (1), which is occupying most of his (and his wife Megan’s) time. Chris spends time taking pictures (of Jacob and Charlotte), making videos (of Jacob and Charlotte), and sleeping (when Jacob and Charlotte allow). In his copious spare time… oh wait, there isn’t any.

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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