EB New Tech - March: Looking Beyond iOS & Android with Microsoft Mobile platform

  • March 29, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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The Mobile space is heating up with Microsoft's Windows Phone platform and their upcoming Windows 8 launch. So we have invited Ben Riga and John Alioto from Microsoft to share how to get started and be successful on the Microsoft Mobile platform. 

Ben will discuss the Windows Phone platform and John will cover the upcoming WIndows 8 platform that's currently in beta. 

If you haven't already, please take a minute to update your RSVP!!

Since we have two great presentations, our meetup will be longer than usual. The agenda will be as follows:

6:30 pm - Pizza, Drinks & Networking

7:00 pm - Windows Phone presentation, Q&A

8:00 pm - Windows 8 presentation, Q&A

9:00 pm - Wrap up, lights out!

Big shout out to our venue sponsor 580 Exec Center for their beautiful facility and wonderful support staff!

AN INTRODUCTION:

Windows Phone

Windows Phone 7.5 is a different kind of phone, architected to put the focus on end users and the people important to them.  Developers on the Windows Phone platform build compelling, connected experiences that enhance the phone and integrate tightly with the end-user experience.  In this session we'll provide an overview of Windows Phone device and developer platform and discuss why you should make Windows Phone a platform for your apps.

Windows 8

We will discuss why Windows 8 is described as “Windows reimagined.”  Topics include an introduction and demonstration of Metro style apps in the context of the new Windows 8 touch first experience, Search and Share contracts as well as Live Tiles.  We will also discuss the new Windows Store and the opportunity it represents for business large and small as well as developers.   There will also be a short introduction to the developer tools available for creating great Metro style apps.

Whether you're a new developer or someone who has already developed over a dozen apps, this session is a great way for you to learn about the exciting opportunities in mobile development.

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  • Gurumurthy Y.

    It was pretty good ! My first sessions! Thanks for arranging! Hope to see you all again!

    April 1, 2012

  • Don S.

    Excellent! Lots of very relevant information and good discussions.

    March 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Mia for arranging this. Also many thanks to Ben and John for doing the demos. I am a newbie at this and so this was a wonderful experience.

    March 31, 2012

  • Mia D.

    Fantastic presentations by Ben Riga and John Alioto!!

    March 31, 2012

  • Dilip

    Ben and Steve did a fantastic job of presenting the Windows Phone and Windows 8 platform. The audience was very interested, engaged and asked a lot of tough questions.

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time. There was lots of interest and some great questions. Thanks for inviting us to present!

    March 30, 2012

  • Uyenle K.

    This was my first time. The presentations were excellent, the organizers thoughtful and welcoming, and the free pizza yummy.

    March 30, 2012

  • Pete T.

    One of the best meetups I've been to.

    March 30, 2012

  • David B.

    good presenters and well executed meetup - and free pizza!

    March 29, 2012

  • Daniel L.

    After meeting, can someone share summary of meeting?

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