Are you building applications for Windows 7? And, more importantly, are they awesome? If you’re looking to improve your Windows 7 application development skills or you’re looking to get the latest information on building applications for Windows 7 in managed code then I would strongly urge you to REGISTER NOW FOR THE BUILDING AWESOME APPS FOR WINDOWS 7 SIMULCAST taking place on November 24th at 6:30 PM Eastern. This webcast will feature the supremely-talented Kate Gregory who will deliver sessions covering the Windows API Code Pack for the .NET Framework and building “touch-first applications” for Windows 7; that is, applications designed and built to teach touch integration as a first-class citizen.

Kate Gregory
Kate Gregory is in her fourth decade of being paid to program. Her firm, Gregory Consulting Limited, is based in rural Ontario, Canada and helps clients adopt new technologies and adjust to the changing business environment. Current work makes heavy use of .NET and Visual C++ along with SharePoint and both client and web development. Managing, mentoring, technical writing, and technical speaking occupy much of her time, but she still writes code every week. Kate is the author of over a dozen books and speaks at DevDays, DevTeach, TechEd (USA, Europe, Africa), and TechDays, among others. Kate is a C++ MVP, the founder of the East of Toronto .NET Users group, a member of the INETA speakers bureau, and a member of adjunct faculty at Trent University in Peterborough. Since January 2002 she has been Microsoft Regional Director for Toronto and since January 2004 she has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for Visual C++.

Session #1: A Lap Around the Windows API Code Pack
The Windows API Code Pack for the .NET Framework is a managed library for building applications that light up on Windows 7. It provides access to new user interface features (taskbar jump lists, libraries, sensor platform and more) as well as "behind the scenes" features that make your applications more aware and responsive (restart and recovery, power management and more). This is a must-have library for developers targeting Windows 7 with managed code. In this session, you’ll learn how to quickly incorporate the Windows API Code Pack into your applications to take advantage of features in Windows 7.

Session #2: Building Touch-First Applications for Windows 7
In Windows 7, innovative touch and gesture support enable a rich and natural interaction with applications. Are your applications ready to support this new wave of PC form factors? Are they finger-friendly to support interactions and gestures on Windows 7? This session highlights the new multi-touch gesture APIs and explains how you can leverage them in your applications.

Before attending this simulcast, here are a few action items to help you out:

See you online on November 24th! And don’t forget, we’ll be in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Mississauga, and Montreal for the Building Awesome Apps for Windows 7 Community Tour.