Windows 8.1 / WinRT

    With last year's release of Windows 8.1, adoption of the Windows Runtime (WinRT) is well underway. Are you ready to build apps for this new platform? Modern Windows Store apps take advantage of key WinRT features such as Live Tiles, the Charms bar, and push notifications. They are almost certainly integrated with cloud and social services, providing users with experiences that were previously prohibitively difficult to implement. Perhaps more important, these apps run on tablets, ultrabooks, laptops, and desktops so they are available to users almost everywhere. Apps for WinRT can be written with HTML and JavaScript, or XAML and C#/VB .NET, among other options. At Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas, you'll learn to build modern Windows Store apps, and understand the finer points of WinRT and related cloud services. This track includes coverage of the following:

    • What's new in Windows 8.x and WinRT for Developers
    • XAML UX design
    • HTML5 UX design
  • LT16 Chalk Talk: Introduction to Neural Networks and Speech Recognition with C# Tuesday March 11 1:15pm - 2:15pm