Join the Big Nerd Ranch and
  Microsoft for this free, two-day training designed to jumpstart your Windows
  Store app development. 

 

  You will learn the ins-and-outs of the Windows platform from iOS developers
  who are now building Windows apps. Sessions will follow a low-key,
  interactive format where iOS terms and concepts will be mapped to Windows
  alternates. You will also get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned.

What’s the agenda? 

Times need to be finalized, but we’ll cover the following topics
  in sessions that are 30 to 60 minutes long:

 

Day 1


  •   Introduction to the
      platform and the Windows Store

  •   Design differences
      between iOS and Windows 8

  •   Tooling: Visual Studio
      and Blend

  •   C# for Objective-C
      developers

  •   Asynchronous
      programming

  •   Consuming web services

  •   Intro to building
      Windows Store apps with XAML (controls, layout and styling)

  •   Advanced UI development
      with XAML (data binding, templates, and collections)

  •   Contracts and
      extensions

  •   Ask the Experts panel

  •   InstallFest

 

Day 2


  •   Process Lifecycle
      Management and State Management

  •   Notifications and Live
      tiles

  •   Bing Maps, SkyDrive,
      and Microsoft Account integration

  •   C++ for Objective-C
      developers

  •   Reusing code with
      Windows Phone

  •   Hands-on-labs

 

How
  do I register?

You
  can register for the live stream here,
  then just point your browser to Channel 9 or to our registration site on the
  day of the event.  You can also tune in
  at the Verge to watch the live stream.

 

Notes

Any iOS developer will benefit from this training, but we will
  focus more on those apps that are not games. For this event, there will be no
  deep game/graphics coverage (no OpenGL ES to DirectX deep-dives).

 

Questions

Email
  your questions to windevcamps@microsoft.com