Windows 8.1 Windows Phone and Windows Azure Weekly Online Sessions

The great team of Technical Evangelists in the Middle East & Africa DPE are bringing to you and me, and basically everyone interested, a series of 10 online weekly sessions dedicated to Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Azure. And they all start this week!
I would like to invite you to attend these very interesting sessions
Here is summary of the these events:

Windows 8.1

In these session you’ll create an application from scratch and integrate Windows 8/8.1 features in it. More about these on this blog by the speaker him self Mr. Ibrahim Kivanc: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ikivanc/archive/2013/09/19/10-online-windows-8-1-sessions.aspx

You can find event details below, in order to solve time zone issues, there are links on time where you can check with your local time. Also you can add into your Outlook calendar automatically.

Session Time: 3:00PM UTC + 2 (Istanbul Time)

Don’t forget register yourself to sessions!

Session 1: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Windows 8.1 Introduction & Microsoft Design Style
Date: 25 Sep , Wednesday
Description: In this session we’ll have a close look at to Windows 8.1 Platform and Design Principles.
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032564001&Culture=en-TR&community=0

Session 2: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Windows 8.1 Development
Date: 2 Oct , Wednesday
Description: In this session we’ll have a look at Designing and Building User Interfaces for Windows 8.1
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032564011&Culture=en-TR&community=0

Session 3: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Windows 8.1 Tiles & Notifications
Date: 9 Oct , Wednesday
Description: In this session we’ll see how to integrate new Tiles features into our existing applications
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032564431&Culture=en-TR&community=0

Session 4: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Windows 8.1 System Contracts
Date: 23 Oct , Wednesday
Description: In this session we’ll see how to integrate new System features such as Search, Share and settings into our existing applications
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032564435&Culture=en-TR&community=0

Session 5: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Working with new Windows 8.1 Features
Date: 30 Oct , Wednesday
Description: In this session We’ll have a look at what are the key features on Windows 8.1 Such as Hub Control, Multiple Views, WebView and more…
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032564440&Culture=en-TR&community=0

Session 6: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Windows 8.1 Blend for VS2013 & Animations
Date: 6 Nov , Wednesday
Description: In order to have a High Quality application you should know Blend for VS2013 tips & tricks. If you’re a Windows Store XAML developer benefit from cool features of Blend for VS2013
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032563997&Culture=en-TR&community=0 

 Session 7: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Windows 8.1 Location based apps using Bing Maps
Date: 13 Nov , Wednesday
Description: Support your application with Location features and visualize your apps using Bing Maps
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032564022&Culture=en-TR&community=0 

Session 8: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Windows 8.1 Sensors
Date: 27 Nov , Wednesday
Description: In this session we’ll have a close look at to sensors in Windows 8
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032564027&Culture=en-TR&community=0

Session 9: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Windows 8.1 User Experience, User Interface Tips & Tricks
Date: 4 Dec , Wednesday
Description: In order to have a High Quality application you should know Blend for VS2013 tips & tricks. If you’re a Windows Store XAML developer benefit from cool features of Blend for VS2013
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032564029&Culture=en-TR&community=0

Session 10: Add your Outlook/iCal calendar as item

Title: Azure Mobile Services with Windows Store Apps
Date: 11 Dec, Wednesday
Description: In this session we’ll see how to add a cloud-based back-end service to a Windows Store app using Windows Azure Mobile Services.
Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032564030&Culture=en-TR&community=0

  

Windows Azure

The Windows Azure Online Series, is titled  “Windows Azure: From Zero to Hero”.

You can find detailed information about these sessions on the speaker’s blog Mr. Umit Sunar the Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/umits/archive/2013/09/23/windows-azure-from-zero-to-hero-online-series.aspx

And YES the sessions will have an on-demand playback available later.

Windows Phone 8

The sessions cover Windows Phone 8 Development from a general introduction and overview of the Windows Phone 8 differentiated features across building and designing to differentiating your Windows Phone app and making money out of it. The session descriptions are listed in the table below.

The sessions will be delivered by Mr. Mohammad Yamama the Technical Evangelist for Windows Phone via a Lync meeting and for each session, you can join via the URL provided below.

Everyone is welcome to attend and benefit from these sessions, be it a beginner or an expert you will find something to learn and stay updated.

Event details are as follows:

Language: English (Questions in Arabic are accepted during the session).
URL: Lync Meeting – Join Lync Meeting, you may download Lync client from here.
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (GMT+2)

The following table contains the session titles and description along side the links to the event meeting:

Event Date Event Title Event Description Onsite Event Location
9/25/2013 Intro to Windows Phone 8 Dev In this session we’ll talk about Windows Phone 8 differentiated features and explore the tools available to build your 1st Windows Phone 8 app Join Lync Meeting
10/2/2013 Design Windows Phone 8 Apps In this session we’ll talk about Windows Phone 8 Design Principles and how to use Blend and other tools to start designing your apps with the new modern UI Join Lync Meeting
10/9/2013 Building Windows Phone 8 Apps In this session we’ll talk about the essentials you need to learn for building any Windows Phone 8 app Join Lync Meeting
10/23/2013 Files and Storage In this session we’ll talk about Files and Storage in Windows Phone 8 and Serialization of object and access SD cards Join Lync Meeting
10/30/2013 Windows Phone 8 App Lifecycle In this session we’ll talk about Windows Phone 8 Application Lifecycle and how to enable the Fast App Resume in your app Join Lync Meeting
11/6/2013 Tiles and Push Notifications In this session we’ll explore different Tile Sizes and how to leverage Windows Phone unique live tiles features for your app. We’ll also discuss different notifications and how to send Push Notifications to your WP app Join Lync Meeting
11/13/2013 Background Agents In this session we’ll talk about the different types of background agents for Windows Phone and how to use them in your app. We’ll create a Windows Phone app with a background agent during a session Join Lync Meeting
11/20/2013 Using Phone Resources In this session we’ll talk about how to leverage Windows Phone resources such as Launchers and Choosers, sensors..etc Join Lync Meeting
11/27/2013 Using Speech In this session you’ll learn how to control your app through voice commands and how to make your app talk and become interactive Join Lync Meeting
12/4/2013 Differentiate and Monetize apps for Windows Phone In this session we’ll talk about How to differentiate your Windows Phone app and make money from it. We’ll go through MEA WP Quality Standards Tool and we’ll explore different monetization techniques and the best one for your app Join Lync Meeting

 

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