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Meet Jeffrey Richter Jan 8th & Expert Speakers- Windows 8 App Development + UI Techniques. Free Pizza & Prizes!

Steve H.
Concord, MA
Post #: 20
Meet Jeffrey Richter, top expert and author on .NET and Windows talking about Windows 8 app topics at Microsoft.­ Tuesday Jan 8, 2013

Learn Windows 8 App development from the people that train Microsoft employees.

Special Guest Speaker # 1

Jeffrey Richter - Co-founder of Wintellect & author of many top books for Windows & .NET

Windows Store apps promise secure applications and end-user confidence. A big part of this is related to how Windows Store apps are packaged and deployed. In this talk, Jeff walks through all the steps that Visual Studio performs when building and signing a Windows Store app package. Time will be spent on the application manifest and how to configure your package's capabilities and declarations.

In addition, Jeff describes the difference between package family names and package full names and how Windows uses these internally in order to manage the installation, upgrade, and uninstallation of your package as well as per-application and per-user data. Once your app is packaged, Jeff will discuss the various deployments models (testing, enterprise side-loading, and the Windows Store). Finally, he'll also talk about application staging, registration, and debugging.

Jeff’s Bio is available at the Wintellect site:­

Special Guest Speaker # 2

Jennifer Smith - Principal of Avlade & author of top books

Distraction Free Windows 8 App Design

Jennifer is an experienced Expression Blend designer and Windows Phone designer, having worked on embedded applications, mobile applications, and websites. She has served as the Microsoft Artist-in-Residence overseeing the delivery of the design techniques and philosophy to Microsoft employees and partners for Windows Phone. She frequently works with designers and developers who need to bridge the gap between UI design and .Net or C# development. You can find her many tutorials online at

In this talk we'll learn about the good and the bad Windows 8 app UI. What makes a great W8 UI and how to avoid common mistakes.


+ Windows 8 app development updates from Microsoft Techs

+ Windows 8 App demos

+ Give away Windows 8 App Development Tools & Books

+ Pizza Sponsored by Wintellect

Please plan on attending and get your New Year started right!
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