Windows 8 Developer Workshops : There’s only a few weeks until Apps World kicks off in San Francisco on 7-8 February at the Moscone Centers, and Microsoft is hosting a series of Windows 8 free to attend expert briefings and developer workshops over the two days, aimed at delivering the knowledge you require to code high quality apps and games for its innovative new operating system. A team of Windows and Windows Phone experts will be on hand throughout the event to answer your queries, offer assistance with porting and development and all the support you’ll need to create amazing W8 apps Workshops will include advice on how to ensure your apps generate the stickiness that keeps downloads ticking over, rather than fading into obscurity. They’ll be examining how to use Visual Studio, C# and XAML to build Windows Phone 8 Apps, and demonstrating how easy it is to port games to Windows Phone.
They’ll also be showcasing some of the latest Windows devices and serving up a selection of prizes and goodies over the course of the event. On the Thursday they’ll be giving away a brand new Nokia 920 and an HTC 8x. Then, on Friday, two lucky developers will be walking away with a Microsoft Surface tablet, running the new Windows RT OS. It’s free for developers to attend Apps World and take advantage of this and all the other great content on offer over the two days. For more information on how to register, visit: http://www.apps-world.net/northamerica/