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Samedi.NET – Windows 8 Presentation

Last Saturday, i did a presentation about the Windows 8 Development Platform at the Montreal .NET Community. Along with my co-presenter, we did cover most of the aspect that are involved in the Windows 8 Metro Application.

All of you who are building application for Windows Phone, i invite you to start looking or port your application on Windows 8 Metro. This is a great opportunity to create a nice integration between the Desktop and the Mobile platform. Base on the fact that the application are using mostly the same standard as on Windows Phone development.

So you can start to look at http://dev.windows.com and http://design.windows.com to get more information.

Here is the slide i presented at the events:


For sure this is only the beginning, and i already plan o build some app hat will use both platform.


Resources for my Windows Phone Mango presentation

So last night I did a presentation at the Communauté .NET Montréal about - Les nouveautés de Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" ( What’s new in Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”). I really enjoy presenting last night. Thanks to everyone who were present.

Here the material that i used for my presentation:

Slides in PDF format:

The demos from my presentation:


Here is a few link on resources that might be helpful if you are working or planning starting a Windows Phone application:

Jeff Blankenburg – 31 days of Windows Phone Mango

Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone

Marketplace Test Kit

The Windows Phone Developer Blog

Windows Phone Power Tools

Leveraging Background Services and Agents in Windows Phone 7 (Mango)

Don’t forget Twitter is a really good source of information about Windows Phone:


Meeting .NET - Les nouveautés de Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

imageWednesday November 23rd, I'll do a presentation at the Communauté .NET Montréal. The subject of my presentation is about the new feature of Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”. This presentation target developers who are interested in building or migrating Windows Phone apps.


In my presentation i will talk about the following topics:

  • Hardware specification
  • Sensor API
  • Software API & Database
  • Application Model
  • Silverlight & XNA Integration
  • Task & Choosers
  • Integration Services
  • Marketplace

So if your are interested by one or multiple topics …

You’re welcome!

Don’t forget to visit the Communauté .NET Montréal website for more information:


Useful links use in my Windows Phone 7 presentation at .NET Montreal

WP-vert-webYesterday i did a presentation on Windows Phone 7. I covered the end to end process of development of a Windows Phone 7 application. I’m happy to see the interest that the crowd showed about the subject. In my presentation I've talk about many feature, tools and component that are very useful.

So here is a the link list:


Free Ebook








Other good resources

On Twitter

  • #wp7dev
  • @gcaughey
  • @indyfromoz


This is a small list, but this will give you a good start.

Thanks to everyone who attend at my session last night, i had a great time presenting.

Enjoy developing for Windows Phone 7


Presenting at .NET Montreal Community on Windows Phone 7 on Monday November 15th

windows_phone_introTomorrow, it'll give a full session at the .NET Montreal Community about Windows Phone 7. In that session I'll give a full end to end overview of my experience building applications for Windows Phone 7. So I'll start with the idea through the development process and finally publishing the application to the marketplace.

If your interested, I’ll be also available to answers your question. I’ll also have a device so you can test and feel the new OS which is now available since November 8th.

For more information : http://www.dotnetmontreal.com/.../Default.aspx?selecteddate=15/11/2010



See you there!

Montreal .NET Community : Developing Silverlight/WPF for Blendability: Smooth Developer/Designer Workflow

This thursday Barry Garvin will present an interesting session at the Montreal .NET Community.

Here is his presentation description:

Microsoft has continued to make investments in both Expression Blend and Visual Studio to facilitate the workflow between the designer and developer roles. This is even more important if you as an individual fulfill both of these roles. However, having version control support in Blend and a design surface in Visual Studio 2010 isn't enough to ensure this back and forth workflow is smooth. In this session we'll examine techniques and patterns to ensure that your projects remain "Blendable" and "Testable" from start to finish. We'll review patterns such as model-view-view-model and attached behaviours to provide not only clean separation of concerns and testability, but also that elusive "Blendability" allowing you to take advantage of Blend's power throughout your project.

For more information : http://www.dotnetmontreal.com/.../Default.aspx?selecteddate=05/10/2010

See you there.


Summer review!

This summer is going to fast! Mainly i was working on many project at the same time. I was lucky because most of them were Silverlight. So i had reduce the time i had to work on my blog. Now most of them are completed. So i expect to have more free time to play with Windows Phone 7, read some books and wrote some blogs.

So this autumn will be exiting. First the development tools for Windows Phone 7 will be finalize and released on September 16th. I’m can wait to work with it. So as soon as I can, I will convert the application for the TechDays I'm working on and I'll publish the source code on Codeplex.

On the community side, i will do a presentation on Windows Phone 7 (November 15th) at the .NET Montreal user group. I expect to have a lot of fun for this session has i have a lot of information to share. Also for those who assist at user group there is a “Speaker Idol” again this year. I encourage everyone who want to share his passion about .NET to participate. It the way i begun speaking. I’ll be there to encourage all the participant.

Again this year, Microsoft Canada organized the TechDays which will stop in Montreal on November 23-24. There is a great list of session. Again, i will probably speak at this event (subject need to be confirmed) again this year.

Have fun coding!