Laurent Duveau is a Microsoft Regional Director (RD), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and member of the Windows 8 Metro Insider group.
With more than 11 years of experience he was able to help major clients (United Nations, CN, Desjardins, CBC, ...) in their Microsoft development strategy, with a recent focus on Windows 8 (already involved in dozens of Windows Store app projects) and Azure.
He is a Montreal .NET User Group Leader and a regular speaker at industry events including TechDays, DevTeach, Code Camps, user groups, ...
Laurent distributes high quality technical training on Microsoft development technologies in Canada and Europe. He is certified MCSD.NET, MCTS, MCITP, MCPD and MTA.
Laurent blogs at http://weblogs.asp.net/lduveau/
And tweet as @LaurentDuveau
|Topic: ||Visual Studio LightSwitch |
|Description: ||Build amazing and robust data-driven Silverlight Application with Visual Studio LightSwitch. This newcomer in the Visual Studio suite allows you to create business applications with little to no code. But I will show you in a technical demo how to customize and extend its capabilities. Wow effect guaranteed! Architects and developers welcome!
|Topic: ||Introduction to the Windows Store |
|Description: ||Want to be part of the “The Next Big Thing” ? Come to understand the Windows 8 opportunity!
This session will answer questions such as: How to distribute your Windows Store application to users ? Understand the revenue models (free, paid, trial, in-app purchase, advertising, ...), create your developer account, submit and have your app certified, get full statistics and feedback.
|Topic: ||Windows 8, Windows RT, WinRT, Surface, Pro, ARM, Intel?!?
|Description: ||There is a lot of confusion around these topics...
Is Windows 8 reserved for tablets? Is it good for desktop as well?
What is Windows RT? and WinRT?
What are the different licenses of Windows 8?
How much does it cost?
Will I be able to do an upgrade from Windows 7 and keep my files?
Should I buy the Microsoft Surface RT touch tablet or go for the Pro version?
What models are available from other manufacturers?
I will try to clarify all this and more!
Bonus: A review of the best Windows 8 devices shown at CES Las Vegas in January!
|Topic: ||Lap around Windows 8 development |
|Description: ||A very pragmatic jump start to be ready to create your first Windows Store app. The session covers Tools, Controls (Grid/List/Flip View, Semantic Zoom, App bar, …), Sensors, Tiles and Notifications, Orientations, Contracts (Search and Share).
|Topic: ||Tiles and Notifications in your Windows Store app |
|Description: ||Make your app alive with activity using Tiles and Notifications. Learn how to add Live tiles with or without Push Notification to your Windows 8 app to change it from good to awesome!