I'm a geekette who enjoys playing with new technology for software developers. I work as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. My current focus is on Windows Store development for Windows 8.
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Windows Phone 8 offers up some exciting new features and opportunities for developers. The customer base is getting larger with new form factors and low-memory devices. Is your app ready? Are you ready to add the new Windows Phone 8 features to your existing 7.x app? Do you understand the key scenarios to make your app shine on Windows Phone 8 and bring nothing but 5-star reviews? The Windows Phone Evangelism team at Microsoft is hosting a Windows Phone 7.x Upgrade Lab to help you make your app shine on Windows Phone 8.
What is a Windows Phone Upgrade Lab?
The Windows Phone Upgrade Lab is a free, fun, no-fluff workshop for Windows Phone Developers by Windows Phone Developers. Our Technical Evangelist team will introduce you to the new features in Windows Phone 8 and what you, as a Windows Phone Developer, need to do to take advantage as these features. We will also guide you along the path of making your app work great across the new form factors and low memory devices coming from the many Windows Phone manufactures.
What can I expect?
The Windows Phone Upgrade Lab is a working lab. This means, bring your development machine and your source code and be ready to submit your Windows Phone 8 updates by the end of the day. We will start off the day by discussing the new developer features of the Windows Phone 8 SDK. Following this, our technical experts will be on-hand to assist you in bringing some of these features to life in your app. We will help identify what features would be best utilized in your app, help you implement those features, and assist you in submitting your app into the store by days end. We will cap off the day by introducing you to strategies for bringing your app to Windows 8 and opening up your app to a whole new world of new customers!
Some of the features we’ll be discussing, include… - New Windows Phone 8 Features - What is the Windows Phone Runtime? - What’s new in Tiles and Notifications - Handling Multiple Resolutions - Understanding the required artwork - New Proximity Scenarios with Bluetooth and NFC - New Mapping technology from Nokia - Lock Screen integration - How to start thinking of bringing your app to Windows
We look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget to register to guarantee your spot.