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I can’t wait to talk XAML at Build 2015 with you all!!!

Hey all!  Been really quiet here on the blog as I’ve been focusing on both new personal and work aspects of my life.  On the work front, the team I work on has been working hard on delivering on our promise of converged Windows app development using the native UI framework for the platform – XAML.  It has been a real journey of change, stress of new customers and some exciting changes to the platform that are just the beginning.

My team (XAML) and the entire Windows Developer Platform team will be joining thousands of you in San Francisco for Build 2015 to share what we’ve been working on for Windows 10.

I’ll be joining members of my team in San Francisco to talk about what’s new in the UI framework, some ideas/tools/new ‘stuff’ to build apps across mobile and desktop, improvements in data binding, all the work we did in the platform for performance, and more!

Aside from San Francisco, I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to deliver an address at a few events as a part of the Build Tour.  These are a set of events across the globe (25 events running from after Build main event until near end of June) that bring the best of Build along with local flare/content with partner showcases and are FREE events!

I will be joining the local community of developers in Atlanta (20-May-2015 at the Georgia Aquarium) and Chicago (10-June-2015 at The Field Museum of Natural History) in the United States event.  Unfortunately (for me as well as I would have loved to meet more in the world) some of the international events conflicted with personal obligations so more of my colleagues will be attending those representing the developer platform.

Please consider joining me and colleagues around the world at these FREE events by registering for your closes Build Tour at http://www.build15.com and encourage your friends and co-workers to register as well!

I look forward to sharing our work with you, hearing your feedback about the Windows developer platform and seeing what kind of apps you are bringing to the ecosystem for our mutual customers!

See you in San Francisco, Atlanta and Chicago!

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By now hopefully you’ve seen a lot of the revealing of what the next version of Windows has in store for developers.  Trust me there is a LOT to absorb as the week continues and you should absolutely keep your eye on the BUILD conference site where session information will likely start to appear.

I know that a lot of readers here will be interested in the XAML-specific sessions so I thought I’d iterate them here real quick. 

NOTE: Anything on the agenda with a “C” after the session number is a chalk talk and is not recorded.  These are more interactive sessions for QA with attendees.

Again, there is a lot to cover so be sure to spelunk the sessions on the site for more things that might interest you, but here are the XAML-specific ones from our team and some ones I felt relevant to my readers:

  • [APP-737T] WED 11:30 AM (Joe Stegman) Metro style apps using XAML: what you need to know
  • [APP-741T] WED 02:00 PM (Marco Matos): Metro style apps using XAML: Make your app shine
  • [TOOL-479T] WED 02:00 PM (Vikas Bhatia, Joanna Mason): A lap around Visual Studio 11 Express for Metro style apps using C++
  • [APP-494T] WED 03:30 PM (John Papa): Stand out with styling and animation in your XAML app
  • [APP-517T] WED 05:00 PM (Hamid Mahmood): Build polished collection and list apps using XAML
  • [APP-503T] THU 09:00 AM (Alnur Ismail): Make great touch apps using XAML
  • [APP-847T] THU 10:30 AM (Tim Heuer): Reach all your customer’s devices with one beautiful XAML user interface
  • [TOOL-834T] THU 10:30 AM (Joshua Goodman): What’s new in .NET Framework 4.5
  • [APP-912T] THU 01:00 PM (Laurence Moroney): Build data-driven collection and list apps using XAML
  • [TOOL-790C] THU 01:00 PM (Daniel Plaisted): Bringing existing managed code into Metro style apps
  • [APP-542C] THU 02:30 PM (Alnur Ismail): Building accessible Metro style apps using XAML
  • [APP-788T] THU 02:30 PM (Marco Matos): Integrating stunning media experiences in XAML
  • [APP-914T] THU 04:00 PM (Chipalo Street): The lifetime of XAML text: from input to display through printing
  • [TOOL-515T] FRI 09:00 AM (Tim Heuer): Tips and tricks for developing Metro style apps using XAML
  • [TOOL-810T] FRI 09:00 AM (Mads Torgersen, Alex Turner): Async made simple in Windows 8, with C# and Visual Basic
  • [TOOL-529T] FRI 10:30 AM (Peter Provost): Unit testing your Metro style apps built using XAML
  • FRI 10:30 AM (Krzysztof Cwalina): A .NET developer’s view of Windows 8 app development
  • [APP-528C] FRI 02:00 PM (Tim Heuer): Build world-ready Metro style apps using XAML

It will be a great week (I’ll try to be diligent and update the above with video links if they come available).  If you are here at BUILD be sure to look our team up in the expo hall area if you have XAML-specific questions.

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In case you haven’t paid attention today, Microsoft announced the upcoming developer conference in September:

BUILD with Windows 8 logo

Registration is now open so get registered…and save $500 now.  For a preview of what is coming in Windows, be sure to check out all the details at the company release “Previewing ‘Windows 8’” which includes a video walk through of some of the features.

Then go register for BUILD!