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Free SilverlightShow Webinar: Advanced Windows 8 Metro

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Free SilverlightShow webinar: Advanced Windows 8 Metro (2-part session)

Presented by: Gill Cleeren

webinar windows 8 metroWindows 8 is just around the corner! As developers, we need to be ready to build Metro style applications. In the last couple of months, we got a lot of information already, although most of it covered the basics. It’s time to move beyond that. Therefore, we are doing a two part Advanced Windows 8 Metro webinar. 

This webinar picks up where the intro talks (see the recordings of earlier webinars on Windows 8) stopped, so expect coverage of topics you may have seen some content about or even none at all!  

Agenda for Part 1 (watch the recorded session):

  • Periodic tile updates and push notifications
  • Data
    • Data binding
    • Data controls
      • GridView loading on demand
      • Semantic Zoom
    • OData
    • Background downloads
    • Accessing services
      • WCF
      • JSON
    • Live SDK services

Agenda for Part 2 (watch the recorded session):

  • Localization
  • Async
  • Working with files and local and roaming data 
  • Building WinRT reusable components
  • Background tasks and lock screen apps
  • Bag-Of-Tricks
The level for this 2-part webinar session is 300.

Watch recording of Part 1 (delivered on July 18, 2012)

Download the slides for part 1 (.ppt/.pptx) | Get the demos for part 1


Watch recording of Part 2 (delivered on July 25, 2012)

Download the slides for part 2 (.ppt/.pptx) | Get the demos for part 2


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Join our post-webinar survey! Three of you who submitted useful and constructuve feedback in these webinar sessions will get a free copy of an ebook of choice from the 25+ titles on SilverlightShow Ebook Shelf.

Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook by Gill CleerenTweet this webinar and win an ebook from Packt Publishing! 2 of you who tweeted the webinar using tag #webinarsilverlightshow will win a free copy of Gill's ebook 'Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook'. 

The winners will be announced on the day following the live webinar sessions.

About the presenter:
Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (www.theregion.com), MVP ASP.NET, INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider.

He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechDays Belgium, DevDays Netherlands, NDC Norway, SQL Server Saturday Switzerland, Spring Conference UK, etc. He’s also the author of many articles in various developer magazines and organizes the yearly Community Day event in Belgium.

Gill also leads Visug (www.visug.be), the largest .NET user group in Belgium. He recently published his Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook (by Packt Publishing). You can find his blog at www.snowball.be.

Gill also delivered the following SilverlightShow webinars:

Contracts and Charms in Windows 8
Live Tiles and Notifications in Windows 8
Windows Phone 7.5 Background Workers
Metro and WinRT for the Silverlight/WPF Developer: Part 1
Metro and WinRT for the Silverlight/WPF Developer: Part 2
Introduction to XAML Development on Windows 8
Blend for Silverlight Developers
10 things I'm sure you didn't know about Silverlight 4
Let's MEF: overview of the Managed Extensibility Framework in Silverlight 4
Silverlight's Power Features: Data Binding in Action
Switch or no switch: Can I build my business apps in LightSwitch?
Switching on the Cloud for Silverlight 
Building a Silverlight 4 Application End-to-end

Who is this webinar appropriate for:
Windows 8 developers
75 minutes, including Q&A

Technical Requirements:
Internet connection and computer speakers for audio.

Want to see more scheduled or past webinars? Check SilverlightShow Webinars page.




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