When: Wednesday 13th November 2013, doors open 6:00pm, meeting starts 6:30pm
Where: UWE (University of the West of England), Frenchay, Bristol (see FAQ for directions and a map) - Room 2q49
What: What's new for developers in Windows 8.1
Who: Gill Cleeren, Regional Director, MVP and passionate .NET developer
Why: Because well, let's face it Windows 8 needs help and Windows 8.1 can only be an improvement. Maybe it is even enough to stop Windows laptop sales falling.
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A year after releasing Windows 8, Microsoft has readied the first major update of the OS and dubbed it Windows 8.1. For developers, a lot of new features have been added or have been changed extensively. In this session, you’ll learn what you need to know to update your apps (and your knowledge) so that you’re ready to create even better Windows 8 apps.
Gill Cleeren is a Microsoft Regional Director, Silverlight MVP (former ASP.NET MVP), INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechEd Berlin 2010, TechDays Belgium, DevDays NL, NDC Oslo Norway, SQL Server Saturday Switserland, Spring Conference UK, Silverlight Roadshow in Sweden.
He also leads Visug, the largest .NET user group in Belgium. Gill recently published his first book: “Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook” (Packt Publishing).