Bytes by MSDN: Windows 8 Productivity

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Richard Campbell, host of .NET Rocks, and Tim Huckaby discuss the “new paradigm of productivity” Windows 8 brings to enterprise.  Richard refers to Windows 8 as a major milestone that allows for more natural and efficient collaboration – a total game changer.  After the video, grab Windows 8 tools to begin building apps.  

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About Richard


Richard Campbell has been involved with microcomputers and software since 1977. His career has spanned the industry both on the hardware and software sides, from manufacturing to sales, service, game development, line-of-business software and large scale systems. Today Richard is on the board of directors for Telerik (, a leading vendor of development, team productivity, automated testing tools, UI components and content management solutions in the Microsoft space. He is one of the co-founders of Strangeloop Networks (, developing an appliance for web site performance. He's a partner in PWOP Productions, creating a variety of multimedia programs including '.NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers' ( a podcast produced twice a week for more than 150,000 listeners in 120 countries. In addition he's the host of 'RunAs Radio' (, a podcast for the IT Professional using Microsoft technologies. In the fall of 2011, he helped launch a third podcast called 'The Tablet Show' (, focused on the emerging tablet and mobile market. Richard is also a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP and speaks at conferences around the world.

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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