Windows News no. 9

Windows News no. 8

Windows 8 sommer events

Windows 8 bliver stort og derfor synes vi det er vigtigt at i, som de første, får en mulighed for at lave og publicere en Windows 8 app. Windows Developers brugergruppen kører derfor gennem sommer en serie af Windows 8 events for brugergruppen medlemmer.

10 events

Vi afholder 10 formidags-events (så du kan stadig nå at nyde middagssolen), hver med deres eget intro emne og hands-on opgaver:

Det er ikke nødvendigt at deltage i alle events for at få noget ud af dem – tilmeld dig dem du har tid og lyst til – og mulighed for.

Agenda

Hvert event starter kl. 9 om morgenen og varer omkring 4 timer. Alle events følger nogenlunde denne agenda:

  • Velkommen (10 min.)
  • Emne (ca. 1 time) level 200-300
  • Hands-on | egen app | sparring UX/UI | sparring C#/XAML | AEL kvalificering
  • Frokost

Goodie Back

Alle der deltager får en goodie back med en t-shirt, stickers og en Windows 8 e-book. Alle der deltager i minimum 6 events får desuden den eksklusive "Metro Developer Release Preview Box", der blandt andet indeholder en Prometric Windows 8 certificerings test og en mulighed for et AEL slot (forklaring på AEL – se “Kom i Windows Store”).

Få sparring til dit eget projekt

Du er selvfølgelig, mere end velkommen, til at komme forbi med dit eget Windows 8 projekt for at få hjælp, sparing eller blot for at prale og melde dig til en AEL! Brugergruppen, Bluefragments og Microsoft står klar til at hjælpe og give konstruktiv feedback til din app, så den hurtigere kan komme i butikken.

Har du ideen til en app, hjælper vi meget gerne, hvor det er muligt, med at få adgang til API og data… og vi "lægger" også meget gerne nogle kodetimer oveni.

Kom i Windows Store

Hvis din app skal i Windows Store, inden Windows 8 frigives, så skal den pre-godkendes til en såkaldt "AEL" (Application Exelence Lab), det forgår hos Microsoft i Hellerup og udføres (in person) af en Windows Store certificerings-person. Du kan booke en tid under eventet eller direkte gennem Microsoft DK.

Bliv klar, inden eventet …

For at få det bedste ud af eventet bør du installere "lidt" hjemmefra:

Spørgsmål

Har du nogle spørgsmål er du altid velkommen til at kontakte os på windowsdev@live.com.

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Windows News no. 7

Velkommen til Windows News no. 7 – nyheder til Windows udviklere.

Der er sket en masse spændende siden sidste nyhedsbrev! Microsoft har annonceret Surface (en sprød tablet lavet af Microsoft) og næste version af Windows Phone – Windows Phone 8.

WINDOWS 8

Microsoft Surface Event
18. juni 2012, Microsoft

Windows 8 Videos
18. juni 2012, Microsoft

Surface by Microsoft
18. juni 2012, YouTube

Ekspert: Microsoft kan æde Apple
19. juni 2012, Ritzau

Surface rumors surfacing: WiFi only, battery life and pricing
22. juni 2012, The Seattle Times

Windows 8 starter for hurtigt
23. maj 2012, Comon

WINDOWS PHONE

Windows Phone Summit
20. juni 2012, Channel9

Announcing Windows Phone 8
20. juni 2012, Windows Phone Blog

Windows Phone Summit Recap
20. juni 2012, Microsoft

Two Marketplace changes
24. april 2012, The Windows Phone Developer Blog

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Windows News no. 6

Velkommen til Windows News no. 6 – nyheder til Windows udviklere.

Vi har afholdt en konkurrence blandt alle modtagerne af dette nyhedsbrev om 5 stk. trådløse headsets fra Nokia. Vinderne blev Henrik Lykke, Morten Fæster, Dan Vestergaard, Allan Agerholm Dahl og Peter Lindberg Iversen. Tillykke til vinderne!

Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview er blevet frigivet én uge tidligere end forventet. Du kan hente det her sammen med Release Preview af Visual Studio 2012.

Windows 8: Top 10 Reasons why I choose XAML over HTML5
skrevet af Jerry Nixon, 22. maj 2012

Microsoft-chef talte over sig om Windows 8-forventninger
skrevet af Niklas Plikk, hardware.no, 28. maj 2012

Porting apps to Windows 8 Metro
skrevet af Jennifer Marsman, 25. maj 2012

Design case study: iPad to Metro style app
skrevet af Bart Claeys og Qixing Zheng, Microsoft, 22. maj 2012

Develop your app for everyone–localize your UI
skrevet af Tim Heuer, 26. april 2012

Udvikling til Windows 8: Så godt fungerer Visual Studio 11
skrevet af Tim Anderson, 8. maj 2012

Visual Studio 11 User Interface Updates Coming in RC
skrevet af Visual Studio Blog, 8. maj 2012

Windows Phone

Samsung satser på Windows-mobiler
skrevet af Finn Jarle Kvalheim, mobilen.no, 9. maj 2012

Nokia Phi – new Nokia Windows Phone 8 device revealed
skrevet af damaster, 26. maj 2012

Kommentarer kan sendes til windowsdev@live.com.

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Windows 8 UX Fundamentals – Virtual Training

Microsoft afholder et online event den 14. juni om Windows UX Fundamentals.

 

 Logistics

Dates & Times

June 14th / 8.50am – 5.45pm PST

Location

Online Training

Registration Link

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032515356&Culture=en-US

Event Overview

Name

Windows 8 UX Fundamentals – Virtual Training

Abstract

The goal of this training is to give designers a solid baseline understanding of how to design great Windows 8 apps that leverage the full extent of the platform and adhere to the UX guidelines. After this training, attendees will understand the tenants of a great app, how to think about information architecture as well as best practice for designing flexible layouts, touch and how to leverage contracts in the platform as well as much more.

Intended Audience

UX Designers, Visual Designers, Creative Leads, Creative Directors, Developers, Product Designers etc.

Trainers

Training will be conducted by members of the Windows 8 UX team and other experts who have been working on the platform designing great apps.

Length of course

1 day

 

Agenda

Time (PST)

Session

Synopsis

08:50

Welcome

Welcome, agenda and goals for the day

9:00 – 10:00

Metro style design

Metro style design has a set of five guiding principles to help you make the best choices when designing your app. These principles are the foundation for building great Metro style apps. Consider these principles as you plan your app, and always ensure your design and development choices live up to these principles.

10:00 – 11:00

Commanding, Information Architecture &  Navigation

You have several surfaces you can place commands and controls on in your Metro style app, including the app window, pop-ups, dialogs, and bars. Choosing the right surface at the right time can mean the difference between an app that’s a breeze to use and one that’s a burden.

11:00 – 11:15

Break

 

11:15 – 12:15

Designing for Touch, Mouse, Keyboard

Windows 8 provides a concise set of touch interactions used consistently throughout the system. Applying this language consistently makes your app feel familiar to what users already know. This increases user confidence by making your app easier to learn and use.

12:15 – 13:00

Lunch

 

13:00 – 13:30

Animations

Purposeful, well-designed animations bring apps to life and make the experience feel crafted and polished. Help users understand context changes, and tie experiences together with visual transitions.

Standard animations from library and appropriate use.

13:30 – 14:00

Designing for view states

Learn about designing for different view states including Snapped, Filled, Full, and Portrait views

14:00 – 14:30

Designing apps with adaptive layouts in Windows 8 & thinking beyond the 9" display

Users want to use your app while they chat, surf the web, or play a game so making your snapped view useful and maintain context when going between snapped and unsnapped views is very important. Windows also runs great across multiple form factors and screen resolutions so understanding what to do with more screen real estate can make a big difference to a user’s experience.

14:30 – 14:45

Break

 

14:45 – 15:45

Using contracts

Contracts are the glue that binds Metro style apps together and to the system UI. Two apps that have implemented the same contract can work together to complete a broad or complex scenario. In this session we explore the various Contracts available in Windows 8 including Share, Search, Settings and Picker Extension.

15:45 – 16:15

Connected and alive

In this session we’ll learn how to design a great tile, the front door to your app. A good live tile design can help increase engagement and keep your users coming back for more. We’ll also explore Toast Notifications and when you should use them to get the user’s attention.

16:15 – 17:15

Anatomy of an App:
Case Study

In this session we’ll walk through designing an app based on an app from another platform/website.

17:15 – 17:45

Wrap up

Q&A

 

Preparation for the course

To get ahead in your learning, we recommend you immerse yourself in the Windows 8 Design Portal at http://design.windows.com where you will find UX Guidelines, UX Patterns, designer assets and much more.

We also recommend the following online sessions posted from our Windows 8 conference in September 2011.

· 8 traits of great Metro style apps

· Designing Metro style: principles and personality

· Designing Metro style apps that are touch-optimized

· Reach your customers’ devices with one beautiful HTML5 user interface

· Metro style apps using XAML: make your apps shine

· Create Metro style apps quickly with built-in controls

· Build polished collection and list apps using XAML

· Stand out with styling in your HTML application

· Stand out with styling in your XAML app

· Make great Metro style apps that are touch-optimized using HTML5

· Bring apps to life with Metro style animations in HTML5

· Make great touch apps using XAML

· A deep dive into Expression Blend for designing Metro style apps using HTML

· Bring pen and touch input to your Metro style apps with ink

· Building great Metro style gallery apps today

· Using tiles and notifications

· Building beautiful and interactive apps with HTML5 & CSS3

· Designing Metro style apps using CSS3

· Building polished collection and list apps in HTML5

· Build data-driven collection and list apps using ListView in HTML5

· Create reusable custom Metro style controls

· Reach a worldwide audience by building a world-ready app

· Reaching more customers with accessible Metro style apps in HTML5

· Build assistive technologies for Windows 8

 

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Vi støtter UNICEF

For et par uger siden afholdte vi et Windows Phone 7.5 event med Ben Riga ude hos Nokia i Sydhavnen. Vi valgte at tage 50 kr. for at deltage – vi ville sikre os at vi ikke stod med en masse no-shows på dagen (som vi desværre har prøvet så mange gange tidligere).

Pengene var øremærket til UNICEFs arbejde og vi ville sende dem ubeskåret til UNICEF. Vi solgte billetterne gennem Eventbrite, som tog et gebyr for at afholde et betalingsevent. Resten af pengene, 2037 kr., har vi i dag sendt til UNICEF.

Fremover kommer vi også til at tage penge for at deltage i  tilstedeværelses events – og pengene vil umiddelbart altid gå ubeskåret til velgørenhed.

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Windows News no. 4

Windows 8 ‘release preview’ due in early June
http://cnet.co/ICZ5jR
Skrevet 23-04-2012 af Steven Musil

Immo Landwerth – a program manager on the CLR’s Core Framework team – talks about .NET for Metro Style apps
http://bit.ly/ItSJTy
Skrevet 17-04-2012 af Brandon Bray

Harness Power of Windows Azure in Your Windows 8 Metro App
http://bit.ly/InJYXH
Skrevet 16-03-2012 af Bruce Kyle

Making personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere, with the new SkyDrive
http://bit.ly/KDuTEj
Skrevet 23-04-2012 af Steven Sinofsky

Windows 8 Tip: Edit the Power User Tasks Menu
http://bit.ly/Jn6s8d
Skrevet 09-03-2012 af Paul Thurrot

Apple “ten years behind Microsoft” in malware readiness
http://bit.ly/JLi1YY
Skrevet 25-04-2012 af Chris Davies

Windows Phone to beat Android
http://read.bi/IDB2QD
Skrevet 21-04-2012 af Tristan Louis

WP7 Root Tools 0.9 is here, with an SDK in tow
http://bit.ly/JbdOhh
Skrevet 28-03-2012 af Rafael Rivera

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Windows News no. 3

Vi har efterhånden medlemmer i hele landet. Derfor afholder vi næsten alle møder online og om aftenen så familier med børn også har mulighed for at deltage. Har du forslag til et emne må du meget gerne skrive til windowsdev@live.com. Næste møde er lige efter Påske og handler om 2 af de mest spændende kontrakter i Windows 8.

Windows 8 livemeeting om Search- og Share kontrakter
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3252382965

Microsoft begynder at åbne op for hvad Windows 8 kommer til at indeholde. Microsoft er igang med at finde partnere, der vil være first-movers på platformen. Med et årligt salg på over 1 million Windows baserede PC’ere er der uden tvivl MANGE der vil være interesseret i at være med fra starten.

Windows 8 app briefing to
http://bit.ly/GYgz92
Skrevet 28-03-2012 af Daniel Frost

Denne artikel gennemgår de forskellige skærmopløsninger der er understøttet på Windows 8 (og hvorfor de er det – eller ikke er det). Must read for enhver Windows 8 udvikler.

Scaling to different scree
http://bit.ly/GYXgcd
Kilde: msdn.com, skrevet 22-03-2012 af Steven Sinofsky

Det begynder at gå den helt rigtige vej for Windows Phone. Der er begyndt at komme godt med apps i markedspladsen og i fredags lancerede Nokia Lumia 800 i hvid (og damn den er lækker!).

Nokia Lumia 800 i hvid
http://bit.ly/HnTUhS
Kilde: Mobilsiden.dk, skrevet 19-03-2012 af Lene Birkeslund

Windows Marketplace runder 70.000 apps
http://bit.ly/GYiMl5
Kilde: Mobilsiden.dk, skrevet 22-03-2012 af Nicki Reinhardt

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Windows News no. 2

Windows 8

Microsoft details how iPad app development compares to Windows 8
Kilde: ZDnet, skrevet 21-03-2012 af Mary Jo Foley

Scaling to different screens
Kilde: Building Windows 8, skrevet 22-03-2012 af Steven Sinofsky

Windows 8 Metro UI

Does Metro even make sense to Microsoft Developers?
Kilde: Jerry Nixon @work, skrevet 21-03-2012 af Jerry Nixon

Windows 8 til enterprises

Microsoft shows off Windows 8 business app ‘concepts’
Kilde: ZDnet, skrevet 19-03-2012 af Mary Jo Foley

UI applied to enterprise apps
Kilde: get-spblog, skrevet 20-03-2012 af Ali Robertson

Windows 8 launch til oktober

Microsoft Said to Finish Windows 8 in Summer, Debut October
Kilde: bloomberg, skrevet 20-03-2012 af Dina Bass

Windows 8 rumored to complete this summer for October launch
Kilde: SlashGear, skrevet 20-03-2012 af Shane McGlaun

Windows Phone 7

Nokia Lumia 610, 710, 800, and 900 to get tethering support
Kilde: The Verge, skrevet 16-03-2012 af Andrew Webster

Nokia releases Creative Studio for Lumia Windows Phones
Kilde: WPcentral, skrevet 17-03-2012 af Rich Edmonds

Official Google+ Windows Phone app confirmed to be on the way
Kilde: WPcentral, skrevet 17-03-2012 af Rich Edmonds

Internet Explorer 9 TV reklamer

A more beautiful web is…
Kilde: Youtube, uploadet 01-03-2012 af internetexplor

The Browser You Loved To Hate
Kilde: Youtube, uploadet 02-03-2012 af internetexplorer

Vi har indtil videre afholdt 3 online talks i brugergruppen. Det har været en god succes og vi har haft nogle rigtig gode talere på. Vi prøver formattet mere af, så har du en idé til en online talk, så skriv meget gerne til os på windowsdev@live.com.

Husk du kan følge os på twitter.

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