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  • Metro style apps using XAML: what you need to know

    Excellent XAML code demos.  Covers Grid, List, Flip views.  I know very little about XAML and this session helped to raise my awareness considerably.  I have it tagged to watch again.  Joe has a very upbeat presentation style.  Great job Joe!

  • Lap around the Windows Runtime

    Awesome presentation!  Great, deep presentation!  Lot's of coding examples!!  I will definitely have to watch this one again.  Great work Martyn!

  • Your Metro style app, video and audio, Part 2

    Great session!  Between this session and PLAT-775T (Part 1), I really got up to speed on Metro Style apps.  Extremely valuable!  Great job Daniel and Tim!

  • Fundamentals of Metro style apps: how and when your app will run

    I agree, this session really raised my awareness as to how and when Metro Apps run.  Ben also convers how to save state and provides best practices on how to do so.  Live Tiles and Lock Screen info was valuable too.

  • Your Metro style app, video and audio, Part 1

    This session is awesome IMHO!  So is it's follow on session - PLAT-776T.  I am a C++/Assembler developer and am just starting to get into HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, etc. let alone Contracts, Manifests, etc.  For someone like me who has no exposure to these technologies, I think Gabe did a superb job raising my awareness considerably on these technologies.  He has a upbeat presentation style as well which I found quite refreshing.

  • What's new in Visual Studio 11

    There are a ton of new features in this release.  I thought Jason hit upon most of them and did so quickly and explained them well.  Certainly well enough for me to dive in to them later which I think is the point of this presentation.  It's a good presentation if you have absolutely no idea of what is coming in the next release and you want to learn about the new features at a very high level.  Some of the features I knew nothing about - did not even know they existed.  Now I do know they exist and at least know what to start researching.  If you are expecting a deep dive, this is not the presentation for you. 

  • Windows Server 8

    Excellent Session!  Filled with great content.

  • Introduction to DirectX for Metro style apps

    I thought the content was decent for an intro.  I feel like the presentation could have been a little longer though.