Hi Everyone. We are excited to bring you the Windows Store Skill Builder Series. This series is designed to help everyone build some more skills around Windows Store application development. If you’ve never built an app, this is the place for you. We’ll start with the basics and let you learn at your own pace. We’ll throw in some hands on labs and give you the chance to build an app and add in features each step of the way.
There will be 4 levels of videos in this series. We’ll start with the 4 part Beginner series and move on to Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert levels.
If you want the full online course experience head on over to the Partner Learning Center (PLC). If you want the quick version, then the YouTube post is for you.
In this workshop you will learn some of the fundamental concepts that every Windows Store Application Developer should know. Including: The attributes of a great Windows Store application. The common Windows Store Application Development Terminology. Getting Started with your first Windows Store Apps. Characteristics of what makes a great Windows Store Application.
Partner Learning Center – full course.
In part 2 you will learn about the available tools for building a Windows Store application. Including: Visual Studio 2012, Blend, Emulation, and Remote Application Debugging.
Partner Learning Center - full course.
Part 3 will help you build your skills to use Visual Studio 2012 and the C# templates to start building a Windows Store application. In addition, you will see a demo of a sample application that you will begin building in the hands on labs in future installments of the Windows Store Application Development Skill Builder Series.
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Part 4 of this workshop will provide you with additional demos and hands on labs for building the Woodgrove Bank sample Application. Topics include: Customizing the App and Adding Data, Using Semantic Zoom, and Using the App Bar.
In the intermediate courses we’ll cover Tiles, Live Tiles, Snapping, and Embedded Search.
Hi everyone. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I’m a product manager on the Partner Services team. One of my focus areas is you the developer. I’m responsible for bringing content (like videos, blogs, etc) to our partners as well as designing services for you to take advantage of to build great solutions (code reviews anyone?).
In the coming weeks and months I’ll be sharing some of the great resources our Partner Consultants have been building for you. A great deal of it is free (never hurts to be free right). We’ll cover Windows Store Application Development, Azure, Windows Phone, Visual Studio, Dynamics, and plenty more, so stay tuned. I’ll also be sharing some of the ideas we have for things we want to bring to you over the rest of 2013 and asking you for your feedback.
Will you be at WPC? Then I’d like to meet you! I’ll share more on how we can do that soon.
Attention developers and aspiring developers, one of Partner Services very own, Laurence Moroney, has created a fantastic video for moving web services to Azure. Hit this link to check it out.
Also, be sure to follow Laurence’s blog for lots of great developer focused postings. We’ll also do our best to highlight them here on the partner blog.
If you are doing any type of Windows Store application development, you should check out the blog from the Windows Store Developer Solutions Team. If you haven’t met this team, they are a group of top level support engineers with some excellent insights into the world of developing for the Windows Store.
In this latest post, Matt Small, kicks off a series of 3-5 minute videos showing some of the coolest tricks for getting the most out of WebView in your Windows Store Apps. Check it out! If you like the post or have questions be sure to let Matt know.
In this 300 level session, you will learn the various options for managing identities, authorization, and authentication with Office 365 and Windows Azure Active Directory. We’ll review the considerations involved in understanding a customer environment and the implications for choosing what authentication method to use. We will demonstrate how to assess and prepare the on-premises Active Directory for synchronization with Windows Azure Active Directory, and will show how to configure Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and the Directory Synchronization (DirSync) appliance. Finally, we will discuss directory synchronization best practices and how to troubleshoot common synchronization problems, equipping you to see an Office 365 directory synchronization project through to completion.
Session PowerPoint Deck available on SkyDrive here: