Windows 8 Camp: Introduction to Building Metro Apps - Design a Metro-style apps

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Windows 8 will change the way users interact with it, and it will change the way we developers think about it. In this session we'll talk about the key concepts and the business opportunities that Windows 8 provides!

Join us on this special event with our guest speaker: Michael Platt, Senior Director in the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group based in Redmond, Washington.

Audience: Developers, Startups and entrepreneurs.

Agenda of this Camp:

Building Metro-style Apps for Windows 8

  • The Windows 8 Platform for Metro Style App
  • Designing Apps with Metro Principles and the Windows Personality
  • Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Metro Style Apps
  • Building Metro Style Apps with XAML: What .NET Developers Need to Know
  • Building Windows 8 Metro Style UIs

Enhancing the Windows 8 Experience in Metro-style Apps

  • Integrating with the Windows 8 Experiences
  • Bring Your Apps to Life with Tile and Notifications
  • How and When Metro Style Apps Run
  • Building Metro Style Apps that Take Advantage of Modern Hardware
  • The Developer Opportunity: Introducing the Windows Store

About this Video:

Michael Platt Explains how to Design a Metro-style apps for Windows 8 using all the tools that the Windows 8  platform if offers to the developers.

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    madscientist

    5ms to back up your settings before suspend? How does that work exactly if you are supposed to sync it to the cloud?

    Do you just respond to the suspend message saying "wait I got stuff to do" within 5ms to delay that, dump what you want to roam into the OS and it handles the sync for you or what? For example you might not have service when asked to suspend so you might want to let the user know that their data isn't saved.

    Also another question: my understanding is that desktop apps are just another app on the start menu. Does that mean that the whole desktop gets suspend requests? If so could it get autokilled when the system is too busy? Would be a bad thing if someone had something open say visual studio, coding like crazy, then off to metro for an email and back to a desktop and .... "oh wait windows decided to kill my desktop on me".

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