Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Announcing 2 Free Microsoft Workshops!

We’re thrilled to announce two more community events associated with Prairie IT Pro & Dev Con! And the best part of all – they’re both free! Microsoft is putting on a Windows 8 Workshop on Sunday, September 30th and a Windows Server 2012 IT Camp the evening of Wednesday, October 3rd!

Both have limited seating, so check out the descriptions below and if it sounds interesting register today!

Windows 8 Workshop

Date: September 30, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Delta Regina
Cost: FREE!

On August 15th, Microsoft made Windows 8 RTM and tools available for developers and designers to build apps for the Windows Store. With general availability in October, we want to help you build your app for the Windows Store.

  • If you know web development technologies, you can develop apps using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.
  • If you have developed .NET, Windows Presentation Foundation, or Microsoft Silverlight applications, you can develop apps using XAML, with code-behind in C++, C#, or Visual Basic.
  • If you know DirectX, you can develop s DirectX app using native C++ and HLSL to take full advantage of graphics hardware.

With over 500 million devices running Windows in the world, Windows 8 provides one of the biggest developer opportunities, ever. Building apps to be sold or provided for free in the Windows Store are easy to build and allow you to take advantage of new features in Windows 8 including Search, Share, Play To, file picker & extensions, touch first, live tiles and many more that will make your app successful and profitable.

In this workshop, we will combine presentation along with hands-on labs so that you are get familiar with the platform, the tools and get you prepared for submitting your first app into the Windows Store.

Pre-Requisites:Attendees should have Windows 8 and the developer tools already installed that can be downloaded either through an MSDN subscription or a free trial. If you have any questions about installation before the workshop, please send an e-mail to Please note, you cannot build Windows Store apps with Windows 7 or Mac OSX unless you have virtualization software.


Windows Server 2012 IT Camp

Date: October 3, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Delta Regina, Umbria Room
Cost: FREE!
Registration: Click Here!

Here's your opportunity to get hands on experience with Windows Server 2012 in an interactive, guided evening session. Learn what's new in Windows Server 2012 and how to take advantage of those new features!

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