Architecture + Strategy

Musings from David Chou - Architect, Microsoft

May, 2012

  • Architecture + Strategy

    30 days to Launch Windows 8 Apps @ RocketSpace SF


    Come join us at RocketSpace in San Francisco every Monday night throughout the month of June to build great Windows 8 apps. Throughout the course of this four-part series, guests will have a chance to learn from Microsoft experts about the world’s largest opportunity for app developers.

    We’ll also have great food and drink every Monday, and you’ll also have the opportunity to win great prizes! (See Official Rules here)

    Register now!


    181 Fremont Street

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6pm-9pm

    Series Schedule:

    June 4 - Week 1:
    · Business Opportunity for Windows 8
    · Designing Apps with Metro Principles and the Windows Personality

    June 11 - Week 2:
    · How Metro style apps drive end user impact
    · Building Metro style apps with HTML and JavaScript
    · Creating Windows 8 Metro Style User Interface (UI)

    June 18 - Week 3:

    · Bring Your App to Life with Live Tiles and Push Notifications
    · Integrating with key Windows 8 features

    June 25 - Week 4:
    · Applying the finishing touches
    · The Business Opportunity Continued: Monetizing your app
    · The Windows Store


  • Architecture + Strategy

    Get Your App Early Access to Windows 8 Store


    As you likely know Windows 8 is coming in the near future. You can download, use it, and even develop apps for it today. At this point in time the Windows Store is not open for everyone to deploy, but we are looking for the first wave of great applications which highlight the power of Metro and Windows 8, especially those developers that want to get to market first and build the awareness and brand for their applications.

    In order to submit your application today you need a token which is something I can help you get.

    What do you need to do to get a token? Here are the key steps:

    1. Create a great Windows 8 Metro-style application or game and get it ready
    2. Let me know about it by contacting me via this blog
    3. I’ll help you register so you can get your application through our Application Accelerator Labs where the app will get reviewed to confirm it is done and conforms to the Metro guidelines and certification requirements.

    This is a great opportunity to not only be first to market with your app, but also to get feedback from a Microsoft Services Engineer to make your app great. If you are serious about creating an application this is a chance that you probably don’t want to pass up.

    In addition, our team is holding a series of events and office hours to help you – we want to make sure you have what you need to be successful. You can come learn more about how to build apps for Windows 8 or show up and build your app with one of our evangelists or others in your community available to help you if you need it. You can find more information about our events and availability at…



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