imageWindows is the premiere development platform in the world. With Windows 8, developers can leverage their existing skills and code assets to create applications. Step into these virtual labs and learn how to build, share and sell interesting and easy-to-use applications that will make your customers happy. Virtual labs are simple – no complex setup or installation required.

What is a HOLO event? It’s an online event where you listen to a live presentation and work on lab exercises. As you work on your labs, Microsoft experts can assist and provide guidance by chatting with you one-on-one or by virtually taking control of your lab.

XAML or JavaScript? You choose!

Note: Sometimes, I realize, the learning tools and labs provided to developers are just plain over-complex. Not this time. These labs walk through a simple project step-by-step. Almost everything you need to know in order to build an excellent Windows 8 app is handed to you in bite sized pieces and in a logical order. Don’t miss out.

I am pleased to be one of the presenters and proctors of the Hands On Labs Online (HOLO). But my sessions are just a few of a family that, together, make a suite of learning that is critical to any developers serious about building a Windows 8 application. It’s excellent. It’s free. And, you don’t have to install a single thing!

Labs I am running:

  1. October 1, (#4) Application Bars & Media Capture – XAML/CSharp: Windows is the premiere development platform in the world. With Windows 8, developers can leverage their existing skills and code assets to create applications. In this Hands-on-Lab you will learn about application bars and media capture.
  2. October 8, (#6) Settings & Preferences – XAML/CSharp: Windows is the premiere development platform in the world. With Windows 8, developers can leverage their existing skills and code assets to create applications. this Hands-on-Lab you will learn about settings and preferences.

BEFORE THE EVENT – Check to make sure the virtual lab works on your computer here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9770642

Here’s a link to the self-led labs: http://aka.ms/w8vlabs

Here’s a link to the expert-led labs: http://aka.ms/w8holo