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The last week has been pretty amazing, the BUILD conference had lots of great sessions explaining how to get productive with Microsoft’s new development tools, services and technologies.

The following are some of the highlights of the Build sessions which were attend by over  4000 developers. The complete list of sessions and videos are available at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011 which can you can view at your leisure. 

BUILD Keynote with Steven Sinofsky

The Overview of Windows 8 and Metro

Day 1 Keynote with Steven Sinofsky

8 Traits of Great Metro Style Apps with Jensen Harris

If you want to learn more about Windows 8 Metro UI additionally if you want more designer-oriented information, check out Designing Metro style: principles and personalities.

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Platform for Metro-Style Apps with Ales Holecek and John Sheehan

A great overview of the platform, Windows RT and Windows 8 itself. If you want to know more about the API.

Platform for Metro-Style Apps with Ales Holecek and John Sheehan

Tools for Building Metro-Style apps with Chris Sells and Kieran Mockford

This is the second part of the Platform talk

Tools for Building Metro-Style apps with Chris Sells and Kieran Mockford

Lap around the Windows Runtime with Martyn Lovell

This gives you a deeper look at WinRT

Lap around the Windows Runtime with Martyn Lovell

Metro-style apps using XAML: what you need to know with Joe Stegman

Get the XAML info right from the lead of Windows 8 XAML team

Metro-style apps using XAML: what you need to know with Joe Stegman

Metro-style apps using XAML: Make your app shine with Marco Matos

This is the talk that explains how to deeply integrate your XAML application with Windows 8.

Metro-style apps using XAML: Make your app shine with Marco Matos

Make great touch apps using XAML with Alnur Ismail

Learn all about touch and gestures obviously very important to Windows 8 Metro applications.

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Stand out with styling and animation in your XAML app with John Papa

Here's where you'll learn about styles, animations and more

Stand out with styling and animation in your XAML app with John Papa

Reach all your customers' devices with one beautiful XAML user interface with Tim Heuer

Learn how to adapt to different screen sizes, resolutions and more

Reach all your customers' devices with one beautiful XAML user interface with Tim Heuer

A deep dive into Visual Studio 11 Express for designing Metro apps using XAML with Joanna Mason and Unni Ravindranathan

Want to learn about the tooling and the features of Visual Studio 11

A deep dive into Visual Studio 11 Express for designing Metro apps using XAML with Joanna Mason and Unni Ravindranathan

Future directions for C# and Visual Basic with Anders Hejlsberg

Learn more about async and the future of Visual Studio with Project Roslyn copy and paste code transformation

Future directions for C# and Visual Basic with Anders Hejlsberg

More Videos to Watch

Check out the full set via http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011

Or simply use the list below to go to content based on topic areas

More Windows 8 XAML

.NET and C#/Visual Basic
Windows 8 and WinRT General
Games and DirectX
C++

So overall an amazing conference, content and announcements. Please visit the following online resources to view the 200 + hours of content at your own leisure http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011

For further references and to download a developer preview of Windows 8 visit dev.windows.com and keep an eye on the Building Windows 8 Blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8