The Windows 8 application development story

Thursday 23 May 2013

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The Windows 8 application development story

In this session Nathan Mercer & Ryan Tarak from Microsoft NZ will take us through the Windows 8 application development story now that Windows 8 has been in market for 6 months – why should developers care about Windows 8.

We will go through how to develop a Windows 8 Application, application business models including paid and free apps, application distribution including the Windows Store, side loading and enterprise software distribution through Company Portals. We’ll also cover off the differences between Windows Phone apps and Windows 8 apps as well as showing off some of the latest and greatest Windows 8 hardware


Thursday 23 May 2013

Gather for food and drinks at 5:45 PM
Presentation starting at 6:10 PM

Seminar Room 1 (QB1)
Quadrangle Building B
Massey University Albany Campus

  • Catch up with North Shore .NET User Group members.
  • Have a bit of Pizza and a refreshment.
  • Learn about the windows 8 development story.


Our speakers include:

Nathan Mercer

Nathan Mercer

Ryan Tarak

Ryan Tarak

Ryan Tarak (Technology Evangelist, Microsoft New Zealand, blog, Twitter) is passionate about academic audiences, Windows Phone, and the NZ developer community. Supporting the .NET User Groups and engaging with academics as well as tertiary students, Ryan focuses on helping institutions introduce Microsoft technologies, and helping students to connect with the industry through programs such as the Microsoft Imagine Cup. A graduate from both the University of Auckland and the University of Otago, Ryan no longer has any free time - thanks to his beautiful baby girl, Kayla







Our Sponsors

The North Shore .NET User Group would like to thank our sponsors, for making this event happen.