I'm speaking at Melbourne XDDN this month. With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview released, now is the perfect time to reexamine Windows 8. Below are the meeting details:
Register here: http://xddn-melbourne-march2012.eventbrite.com/
Date: Wed 21st March
Time: 5:30 networking & pizza. 6pm presentations start
A tour around Windows 8 - David Burela
Windows 8 has been announced to the public and is being branded as "Windows reimagined". This introductory session will show some of the new features coming with Windows 8.
A touch first interface, user account syncing via the cloud, "charms", app to app data sharing, and the ability to use a picture password to log into windows will all be demonstrated.
Getting started with Windows 8 development - David Burela
So you've heard that Windows 8 has a new way of applications known as "Metro styled immersive apps", but what does this actually mean? What is WinRT? Is Microsoft really making developers use HTML5 to create desktop apps? What about your previous investments in Silverlight?
Join David Burela as he helps clarify what the new programming model is and what impact it will have on you. Explanations of WinRT and how to create basic applications will be shown.