Windows 8 & Phone 8: Next User Group Meeting

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The upcoming user group meeting is a special one: the post BUILD conference meeting. It’s going to take place on November 6th, just a few days after BUILD is over. Elad Shaham and myself will be joined by Tzvia Gitlin from Microsoft, to discuss Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 (due to be released on October 29th, just one day before BUILD starts), including impressions from the BUILD conference (where I will attend personally). We’ll talk about new Windows Phone 8 features, the SDK, emulator among other things, some of which will be first unveiled at the BUILD conference.Since...

Windows 8 & Phone 8 UG August Meeting

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Last evening we had a User Group meeting in Microsoft Offices in Ra’anana, with a lot of activity and fun. Thank you all for participating!In the first part, we discussed the Windows 8 Store from various angles, end user and developer.In the second part, we discussed Windows Phone 7.x and the upcoming 8, along with other sporadic topics - C++, WinRT, DirectX, COM, XNA, XAML… it was fun! And don’t forget the giveaways!Just as a gentle reminder, out next meeting is on September 13th, where we’ll have an interesting session on “Metro” User Experience and User Interface from an...

Next Windows Devices User Group Meeting

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The second meeting of the Windows Devices User Group will be held on February 28th, at 17:00, Microsoft Offices in Ra’anana. The registration link and detailed agenda is here: In this meeting we’ll talk about page navigation and the application lifecycle, which got a bit more complicated (but performs better) in the “Mango” release. We’ll also hear a “real life story” of porting an application to Windows Phone. See you there!

First Meeting of the Windows Devices Israel User Group

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yesterday evening we’ve held the first meeting of the new Windows Devices user group at Microsoft offices in Ra’anana. This first meeting was dedicated to Windows Phone 7. Elad and I had a lot of fun and we hope you guys had fun as well and learned something along the way. What we’ve done is talk about the Windows Phone platform in general, its capabilities, the tools used to write applications and games, while showing a few demos. We tried to answer as many general questions as we could, and those questions are definitely a basis for future meetings....