Monthly Archives: August 2012

From Windows 8 to the Store

So, you’ve created an amazing new app for the Windows 8.

Everybody loves it and tell you that you should make it public and that people should pay you to use it.

But, how do you do that? It sounds complicated, isn’t it so?

It sounds like something companies does, not private people or small groups!

Well, it’s not that complicated and surely everybody can do that. It just takes some learning and a few correct steps and you’re there, at the app store, with your brand new app waiting to be downloaded and purchased!

So, to help you jump the hedge, I’ll be giving a lecture @devacademytoronto titled: “From a New Windows 8 Project to the Store“, in which I’ll show the list of actions to be taken in order to have an app in the store, explain the  methods and show the pitfalls to avoid along the way.

See you there!

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Announcing “SELA Dev Academy” conference – Toronto, Nov 5th through 7th!

I’m very excited to announce the “SELA Dev Academy” conference that is going take place in Toronto on Nov 5 through 7!

The Dev Academy will host Sela’s professionals, as well as Microsoft Keynote speakers, for a one day of breakout sessions, followed by two full tutorial days.

Continuing a long lasting tradition in the SELA Group of local technological conferences, this conference, hosted by Microsoft Canada, is going to cover Client, Server, and ALM issues, such as: Windows 8, the coming Windows Phone 8, Parallel programming, Azure, WCF,Debugging, Agile and TFS, and will bring the latest news from the Microsoft front.

Registration is now open!

See you there!

Another session to prepare for the coming “DevTeach” in Montreal- “Developing Kinect interface for common tasks”

I was just scheduled to give  another session at the DevTeach Conference in Montreal (Dec 10-12 2012), titled: “Not only for games! Developing Kinect interface for common tasks“.

Microsoft Kinect hardware is a fun way for playing games, but not only games.
Using the Kinect SDK for Windows allows developers to use the same hardware for enabling exciting new ways to interface with their apps, in addition to the mouse and keyboard.

In this session we will go over the different ways to interact with the user using the Kinect and demonstrate how to develop an interface that will extend an existing app to accept user commands via the Kinect.

I’m going to enjoy waving my hands up and down in front of all of these people, and for strictly professional reasons! 🙂

Preparing to lecture about “Using Windows Azure as the backbone” @DevTeachConfere

I’m scheduled to lecture at the DevTeach Conference in Montreal (Dec 10-12 2012), about “Using Windows Azure as the backbone for Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps using Visual Studio 2012“.

Windows 8 enables creating rich tablet and desktop apps. Windows Phone enables creating apps that go with the users wherever they go, while also extending desktop apps apps features. The glue between both apps would be the common data and services, offered by the Windows Azure being supported by both platforms. In this session we will create an Azure backbone RESTfull service-set to support both applications, as well as hold the common data. We will see how it all adds to form a complete solution.

See you there!