The Stack is a monthly .NET User Group supported by Mando Group in Liverpool. The user group is totally free and is a place where developers from in and around Liverpool and the North West of the UK can get together, hear some great speakers and chat about the latest developments in the .NET world.
The night before our full day event sees our next session and the return of Gill Cleeren who came to our group last year and talked about some of the early information we had around Windows 8. Now that Windows 8 is about to RTM Gill is back to talk about some of the specific development features around Windows 8.
Integrating with Windows: learning the contracts in Windows 8
Windows 8 offers the user an integrated way to search for content as well as sharing content. Through the charms, this integration can be used. From a developer’s perspective, the application needs to implement contracts to be able to benefit from this integration.
In this session, Gill Cleeren will explain you all you need to learn to build an application that integrates with Windows through the use of the Search and the Share contract.
Using tiles in your Windows 8 application
A tile is so much more than an icon in Windows 8. It’s an extension of an application that engages the user in using your application more. But what are the options to build live tiles in Windows 8? In this session, we’ll learn how to build tiles, live tiles and see how they can be updated from the Windows Push Notifications service.
About Gill Cleeren
Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (www.theregion.com), Silverlight MVP (former ASP.NET MVP), 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 TechEd Berlin 2010, TechDays Belgium, DevDays NL, NDC Oslo Norway, SQL Server Saturday Switserland, Spring Conference UK, Silverlight Roadshow in Sweden… He’s also the author of many articles in various developer magazines and for SilverlightShow.net. He organizes the yearly Community Day event in Belgium.
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The Stack is a monthly .NET User Group hosted by Mando Group in Liverpool. The user group is totally free and is a place for Developers from in and around the Liverpool and North West of the UK can get together, hear some great speakers and chat about the latest developments in the .NET world.