As Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division, stated : “We reimagined Windows. From the chipset to the user experience, Windows 8 brings a new range of capabilities without compromise”.
Last September at the BUILD conference, Microsoft announced the Windows 8 Developer Preview, where we focused on presenting the new APIs and amazing new tools for developers.
On February 29th, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we unveiled the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which is focused on a broader audience, and along with improvements to the WinRT APIs, we are introducing the full user experience, the Windows Store for apps, and early previews of some first- and third-party apps.
Windows 8 brings great opportunities for your ISV business: grow your business by selling directly to millions of users, tap into new user scenarios by supporting new devices and form factors, and amaze your users with a fast and fluid and seamlessly connected user experience across their devices. Of course there is a lot more to see and learn, and you’ll probably have a lot of questions.
To kick off this Windows 8 wave of innovation, the ISV Team is organizing the Windows 8 for ISVs event on March 23. During this event for business and technical decision makers, you’ll learn about Windows 8, how it will help your business and how to get your applications and your business prepared. But of course you also want to make sure your developers are ready for the next version of Windows! For them the Developer and Platform team is organizing in parallel the Windows 8 Developer Day, a day and night (!) packed with technical sessions to learn how to build great apps for Windows 8.
- For the ISV Decision Maker afternoon session, register here.
- For the Developer sessions, register here.
|14:30 – 15:00||Registration and welcome|
|15:00 – 15:20||Windows 8: Reimagine your future|
|15:25 – 15:45||Metro Design – Your ticket to ride
Windows 8 marks the next step in the evolution of the Metro design style. Through the bold use of color, typography and motion, Metro design style brings a fresh new approach to user experience. In this session we will share the design principles behind Metro and provide insights for how to apply these principles in apps that you build.
|15:50 – 16:10||Selling your apps to millions of customers
See the many ways you can monetize your app across a global audience and learn how Windows Store analytics and feedback help you understand and adapt your app’s user experience.
|16:15 – 16:35||Devices and Services
So, you’re building apps that span multiple devices apps and you’re curious about what the cloud can offer. Is it possible to deploy scalable Web apps and services on Windows Azure? How about storing data in the cloud? Is it possible to use the cloud for push notifications to the device?
|16:40 – 17:00||How to prepare your apps for Windows 8
Do you have existing Windows apps? We’ll show you the "compatible by design" principles and features of Windows 8 for future-ready desktop apps. Through this session, you will discover how to make your desktop apps work harmoniously alongside Metro style apps and how to position your app for the future by applying new Metro style design principles.
|17:00 – …||Closing drink|
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