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Developer Workshop: Windows 8 enterprise apps, consumer apps, and games

Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)
1414 NW Northrup St, Suite 900
Portland, OR 97209-2798, US (map)



From enterprise LOB apps, to consumer apps, to games, Windows 8 development has something for everyone. Come hear Microsoft's Matt Harrington and Jeremy Foster, and Telerik's Chris Sells, tell you all you need to know.

Attendees will receive a free license to Telerik's RadControls for Windows 8. Thanks, Telerik!

The opportunity is NOW! Don’t miss another chance to get in on the next great marketplace! Get your competitive juices flowing and participate in this fun and FREE Windows 8 App Factor event.

Friday, June 7: Workshop at Microsoft's Portland office. A day of content on how to build a Windows 8 app. Form teams or code alone, and build your app over the next 2 weeks.

Saturday, June 22: Hackathon presentations, done online. Details will be announced at the June 7 event.

Register today at the registration site. More information is on http://www.windows8appfactor.com.


  • Windows 8 in the Enterprise (Chris Sells)
  • Windows Ecosystem Opportunity
  • Windows Development Overview for .NET Devs
  • Developing Windows Store Apps with VS2012 and HTML5
  • Visual Studio 2012 Application Templates (C# and JS)
  • Creating Games with Scirra Construct2
  • Creating Games with Unity
  • Application Starter Kits
  • Creating Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin
  • Backending your Application with the Cloud (Azure Mobile Services)
  • Advertising and Monetization Best Practices
  • Best Practices for Creating Re-usable .NET Code
  • Store Setup and Submission

We'll cover what you need to know from idea to store submission. Well show you how to either create an application from scratch or use a beautiful sample to get started. Once you discover your app potential, your team can hack for two weeks building the app of your dreams. You can even get free consulting from Microsoft staff via Skype.

Don't worry if you don't yet have Windows 8. We'll give you a trial version which has all the tools you'll need. You can install this in a VM on a Mac or PC as long as you have 25 GB of free space.

On Saturday, June 22, we’ll host Windows 8 App Factor Compete online, and provide you with an opportunity to show off your app and hard work to the world and potentially win. Prizes include Surface RT slates, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and Jawbone Jamboxes. More details will be provided at the event on June 7.

More information to be provided on rules and eligibility for online or in-person submission at the first event. Find out what amazing apps are coming out of your community! Watch and see which developers truly have the Windows 8 App Factor!