Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - November Meeting

Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group
Thu, 24 Nov 2011, 18:00 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Room A12 , Aberdeen, GB

Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present two talks by Gill Cleeren on Thursday 24th November 2011 at the Robert Gordon University.

Speaker Bio

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. He also leads VISUG (www.visug.be), the largest .NET user group in Belgium. He’s the author of the upcoming book called Silverlight Data Access Cookbook. You can find his blog at www.snowball.be.

Windows Runtime and Metro Apps for Windows 8

At BUILD 2011, Microsoft announced Windows 8. This upcoming version of Windows is probably the biggest change the OS ever went through. Windows 8 focuses on web, apps, touch and the tablet form factor. For developers, things will change as well. They need to be ready to build applications, called Metro applications, tailored for Windows 8 or adapt their existing applications for the new OS. Together with Windows 8, Microsoft announced Windows Runtime (WinRT), a new way of working with Windows. As you can see, that's a lot of new stuff to get your head around! To help you, Gill Cleeren, Microsoft Regional Director and Silverlight MVP will explain you the new strategy that Microsoft is taking. In this talk, we'll see what WinRT really is, how we can use it to build Metro applications with and how we can leverage C# and Silverlight knowledge to build Metro applications. We'll take a look at a fully working application as well to give you a clear picture of all the knowledge you'll gather during this hour. By joining this session, the developer story for Windows 8 will have less secrets for you!

Silverlight 5 for LOB Development

Most Silverlight 5 sessions give you an overview of the most magical features in the platform. However, not everyone is busy building 3D-enabled applications or media-intensive applications. Most Silverlight developers build LOB applications. For this group, this session is exactly what you need. Gill Cleeren, Silverlight MVP, takes you on a tour through the Silverlight 5 platform, showing you all the shiny new bits in the LOB department, including improved data binding, MVVM support, implicit styles, PostScript printing and much more. You’ll leave the session with tons of plans to improve your current SL LOB application, that’s a guarantee!

Agenda - Thursday, 24th November 2011

  • 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration
  • 1825 - 1830: Introduction
  • 1830 - 1925: Windows Runtime and Metro Apps for Windows 8
  • 1925 - 1935: Break
  • 1935 - 2030: Silverlight 5 for LOB Development
  • 2030 onwards: Questions and drinks at the bar

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes listed here.

Location and Directions

Venue: Room A12, RGU Building, St Andrews Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HG Directions: Map showing St Andrews Street

Aberdeen Developers Website

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