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Date/Time: November 28-29, 2012 (2 days)
  • Day 1: 7:00am – 5:00pm PST 
  • Day 2: 7:00am – 5:00pm PST

Accelerated, engaging, demo-rich virtual learning experience – no hands-on labs.
  • Where: Live virtual classroom (online from wherever you are)
  • Cost: FREE! 
  • Target audience: Application developers and architects who want a fast-paced and real-world learning experience focused on leveraging C#/XAML to build apps for Windows Phone 8.


Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start

This two-day course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace your opportunity and start building Windows Phone apps. 

This fast-paced, demo-rich online course features two sought-after mobile app developers: 
Andy Wigley (co-author of three best-selling books on mobile application) and Rob Tiffany, mobile strategist, author, and speaker for Microsoft. If you’re a developer or architect who needs to move beyond the hype and come face-to-face with what’s real, you will love this experience.


Day 1:
• Module 1a: Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development | P1
• Module 1b: Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development | P2
• Module 2: Designing Windows Phone 8 Apps
• Module 3: Building Windows Phone 8 Apps
• Module 4: Files and Storage on Windows Phone 8
• Module 05: Windows Phone 8 Application Lifecycle
• Module 06: Background Agents
• Module 07: Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications
• Module 08: Push Notifications
• Module 09: Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

Day 2: 
• Module 10: App to App Communication
• Module 11: Network Communication on Windows Phone 8
• Module 12: Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth
• Module 13: Speech Input on Windows Phone 8
• Module 14: Maps and Location on Windows Phone 8
• Module 15: Wallet Support
• Module 16: In App Purchasing
-- Meal Break --
• Module 17: The Windows Phone Store
• Module 18: Enterprise Applications in Windows Phone 8: Architecture and Publishing
• Module 19: Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Cross Platform Development
• Module 20: Mobile Web


Andy Wigley | Technical Evangelist | @andy_wigley 
Andy works as a Technical Evangelist for the Developer and Platform Evangelism group (DPE) at Microsoft UK, working with the developer community and partners to help them get the best out of Windows Phone and Windows 8 app development. He joined Microsoft in October 2012 and before that earned the Microsoft MVP award for 10 years for blogging, speaking and
writing in support of the mobile app development community. He is co-author of a number of Microsoft Press books and is a regular speaker at major conferences such as Tech Ed. He lives in the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales where a strong mobile phone signal is (still) a luxury, which helps him hone his skills developing lean and mean mobile apps that work well on low-bandwidth or non-existent networks. Follow Andy’s blog at and on Twitter @andy_wigley

Rob Tiffany | Enterprise Mobility Strategist |@robtiffany 
As an Enterprise Mobility Strategist at Microsoft, Rob is in-demand as an advisor to executives and a speaker at conferences all over the world. He has been responsible for the architecture, development and deployment of many of the world’s largest mobile and wireless solutions for Fortune 100 companies. Rob has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur, developer,
IT executive, mobile strategist, and the writer of bestselling mobile and wireless technology books. A pioneer of the smartphone revolution, he drove the development of the all-important mobile app ecosystem from its earliest days and co-founded the world’s first cloud-based mobile device management company. Follow Rob’s blog at and on Twitter @robtiffany

What’s a “Jump Start” Course? 
Training specifically designed for experienced technologists whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to effectively map new skills to real-world situations.