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Talk at Campus Days 2013

9 Oct

Yesterday I did a talk at Campus Days 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The talk was about the new features in Windows 8.1 from a developers perspective.

I chose to speak about 4 areas in Windows 8.1:

  • New control features
  • New UX/UI features
  • New file features
  • New network features

The slides from the talk can be downloaded here and the demo project can be downloaded here. Demo project is developed using Visual Studio 2013 RC and was presented on Windows 8.1 RTM.

Details on the talk are also available on Channel 9 here.

// thomas

10 things every .NET developer should know about Windows 8

19 Oct

Yesterday I did a talk at CNUG about Windows 8. I talked about 10 things every .NET developer should know about Windows 8.

So what are the 10 things every .NET developer should know about Windows 8 – if you got 90 minutes to present them? I choose these 10 topics:

  • Design does matter
  • Snap and Scale Beautifully
  • Presenting Data
  • DataTemplateSelector
  • Async is Great
  • Use the right Contracts
  • Invest in a Great Tile
  • Connected and Alive
  • Take care of Process Lifetime
  • Notice the Fine Print

Some of the topics are quite large – how can you talk about presenting data or async in less then 10 minutes?! Seriously!! Well I hope the participants got a good glimpse at some of the cool features available in Windows 8 and that some of them enjoy their really cool Bluefragments Windows 8 t-shirt :)

You can get my slides and my demo from my SkyDrive

// thomas

Slides and demos from Silverlight and Phone 7 talks

20 Oct

During the last couple of weeks I have done some talks about Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 development at HK in Aarhus and Copenhagen. Below is my slides and demos:

Slides for Silverlight talk:

Slides for Windows Phone talk:

Demos for Silverlight talk:

Demos for Windows Phone talk:


Slides and demos from WP7 talk

25 Aug

Earlier today I did a one hour talk about Windows Phone 7 and Mango. Most of the talk was about the platform but luckily I managed to show a demo based on a OData feed from Netflix.

The slides are available here and the demo is available here.

by xamlgeek

Slides from my Silverlight 5 talk

25 May

Tonight I’m doing a talk at “Silverlight developers in Denmark” (SLDEV). The talk will focus on the new features in Silverlight 5 and I promise I will bring lots of demos.

You can download the slides here.

by xamlgeek 

Slides and samples from Silverlight Patterns and Frameworks talk

8 Feb

Yesterday Martin Jespen and I did a talk about Silverlight patterns and framework at the monthly Silverlight Usergroup meeting in Denmark.

I the first part of the talk, Martin showed the differences between MEF and Unity and wrapped up by showing some of the possibilities in PRISM. You can download the samples here. You can download the documentation for PRISM here.

In the second part of the talk, I showed how to expose an OData feed using a WCF DataService and access the data from a Silverlight application. To follow up I showed how to use a WCF RIA Service and how to expose the data as an OData feed. You can down the samples here. You can find a guide to OData and Silverlight here.

You can download the presentation here.

by xamlgeek 

Silverlight kurser og workshops

31 Jan

Jeg har tidligere skrevet om en række Silverlight workshops som jeg afholder I løbet af de kommende 4 måneder. Alle workshops foregår onsdag aften på ITU fra kl. 18:00-21:00.

Nu ligger der også 2 kurser på tegnebrættet – et “Introduktion til Silverlight 4”-kursus og et “Avanceret Silverlight 4”-kursus. Begge kurser ligger i starten af april.

For at gøre det hele en smule mere overskueligt har jeg opdateret så den fremover viser en oversigt over alle workshops, kurser og foredrag som Bluefragments står for.

Derudover afholder den danske Silverlight brugergruppe (SLDEV) en række spændende events som kan ses på

Happy coding!

by xamlgeek