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Microsoft Offering Windows Phone Garage Sessions

April 23, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft is offering free learn and build hands on sessions in and around the US. These sessions are free and open to anyone with a Live ID. In the Morning they go through tons of beginner classes on how to build apps. In the afternoons they will be holding an open lab where you can have the pros help you out with your app development. All the info is below – you can look at the dates, places and book here.

Due to the classroom style of this event seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.

AGENDA

9 – 10 am

Introduction to Windows Phone Development

No experience with Windows Phone 7 development? No problem. During this optional session at the start of the day we will cover the fundamentals of Windows Phone Silverlight and XNA Development. We’ll explore the various core components and tools available, and leave you with some resources to take you to the next level.

10 – 10:30 am

What’s new for Windows Phone Developers

This session will highlight some of the new developer features coming for Windows Phone Developers. We’ll also take a look at AppMaker, a new dynamic new tool that enables you to generate a simple Windows Phone application from one or more online data feeds.

10:45 – 12:30 pm

Windows Phone Application Jumpstart

To give you a jumpstart on app development, we’ll walk through in detail building an app, styling it, and adding advanced capabilities. We’ll also cover submitting it to the marketplace and monetizing your app.

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Windows Phone Garage Open Lab

Bring your laptop fully loaded with Visual Studio 2010 and the latest version of the Windows Phone Tools. Get some help with an app you are working on, or use the information from the Jumpstart to build an app around your favorite data feed. No ideas? No worries – we’ll have a few starter templates that you can build on.

‘Join us for this full day of Windows Phone 7 “learn and build” hands-on sessions and open lab. Bring your application ideas and our onsite experts will help you turn them into reality and walk away with a completed project. We even have a few Windows Phone Marketplace subscriptions to give away – the closer you are to deploying at the end of the day the better your chances! Due to the classroom style of this event seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat. AGENDA 9 – 10 am Introduction to Windows Phone Development No experience with Windows Phone 7 development? No problem. During this optional session at the start of the day we will cover the fundamentals of Windows Phone Silverlight and XNA Development. We’ll explore the various core components and tools available, and leave you with some resources to take you to the next level. 10 – 10:30 am What’s new for Windows Phone Developers This session will highlight some of the new developer features coming for Windows Phone Developers. We’ll also take a look at AppMaker, a new dynamic new tool that enables you to generate a simple Windows Phone application from one or more online data feeds. 10:45 – 12:30 pm Windows Phone Application Jumpstart To give you a jumpstart on app development, we’ll walk through in detail building an app, styling it, and adding advanced capabilities. We’ll also cover submitting it to the marketplace and monetizing your app. 12:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch 1:00 – 5:00 pm Windows Phone Garage Open Lab Bring your laptop fully loaded with Visual Studio 2010 and the latest version of the Windows Phone Tools. Get some help with an app you are working on, or use the information from the Jumpstart to build an app around your favorite data feed. No ideas? No worries – we’ll have a few starter templates that you can build on.’

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