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!
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.
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.