With Windows Phone 8 SDK being released around two weeks ago, we are getting a lot of people wondering when we are going to run a Windows Phone 8 DevCamp to get you up to speed on the new dev features.

Wonder no more! The first Windows Phone 8 DevCamps will be help in London on Friday 14th December and Saturday 15th December. Booking details here:

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14th December, Modern Jago
Event ID: 1032536241 URL: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032536241&Culture=en-GB&community=0
Phone: 0870 166 6670 ref – 6241

15th December, Modern Jago
Event ID: 1032536242 URL: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032536242&Culture=en-GB&community=0
Phone: 0870 166 6670 ref – 6242

The Windows Phone 8 Camps have been designed to show you how to build a Windows Phone 8 app. You can tailor the day to make it as personally productive and rewarding as possible. You can work on your own projects with assistance from Windows Phone 8 experts, network with others and also have the option of attending short tutorial sessions on Windows Phone 8 related topics.

The Windows Phone 8 Camps will cover an introductory overview session as well as a range of short tutorial sessions. Short tutorial sessions will include topics such as the Windows Phone 8 application lifecycle, new Windows Phone 8 controls such as the LongListPicker, a high level view of the platform – i.e. how .NET and the Windows Phone Runtime APIs work together and the choice around implementation technology, new Windows Phone 8 features such as the Speech API, app to app communication with file and protocol associations, lock screen notifications and in-app purchase, how to make the most of the new Tile templates, and how to make best use of the tooling – the role of Visual Studio and Expression Blend. We’ll also cover how to share code between a Windows Phone 8 app and a Windows 8 app.

In addition, you will learn how you can publish your Windows Phone 8 app into the Windows Phone Store.

The Windows Phone 8 Camp will kick off at 9am and officially finish at 6pm or 9pm for the hardcore attendees.