Building an Image-sharing Site with Windows Azure Web Sites; Developing Windows 8 Metro Apps; Detailed Look at SharePoint Permissions and Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012

In this WebMatrix 2 webcast, we look at how you can build ASP.NET WebPages applications. For the demostration, the built-in Starter Template is used to create the site and enable Twitter-based authentication via the built-in support for OAuth. The site they build runs on mobile browsers too, and during the demonstration they show real-time updates […]

Developing Windows 8 metro style apps

In this WebMatrix 2 webcast, we look at how you can build ASP.NET WebPages applications. For the demostration, the built-in Starter Template is used to create the site and enable Twitter-based authentication via the built-in support for OAuth.

The site they build runs on mobile browsers too, and during the demonstration they show real-time updates in a phone emulator as images are uploaded.

Justin writes some code to allow for drag-and-drop image uploading using jQuery and SignalR, then he and Vishal publish the site to Windows Azure Web Sites using the 1-click publishing features.

Microsoft has also three videos that demonstratess examples of scenarios when managing SharePoint permissions.

Create a new permission level in SharePoint Online:

Selective Permission Granting:

Office 365 Security Groups versus SharePoint Groups:

In the following webcasts, Microsoft give an overview of the Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate. These are above and beyond all the changes introduced in previous builds of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

The first video centers on the infrastructure and management side of the house, and covers everything from deployment and configuration options to how to enable high availability and scalability at lower cost.

The second video walks through the high-fidelity remoting experience, and explores all the features and scenarios that light up with RemoteFX in Windows Server 2012. You will see some great demos in action, such as rich 3D graphics, multi-touch redirection, and great performance under low-bandwidth conditions.

Also, recordings of the MSDN webcast series on developing Metro apps for Windows 8 is now available.

Introduction to the Windows 8 platform and the Windows Store
In this session, get an understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and the integration points with the operating system and across Metro-style apps. Also discuss the enormous opportunity for developers to make crazy money with the Windows Store.

Designing apps with Metro style principles and the Windows personality
Metro style design has a set of five guiding principles to help you make the best choices when designing your app. These principles are the foundation for building great Metro style apps. Consider these principles as you plan your app, and always ensure your design and development choices live up to these principles.

Building Metro style apps with XAML: What .NET developers need to know
If you are experienced with .NET or Silverlight and are already familiar with XAML, this session will teach you everything you need to know to create a Metro style app for Windows 8.

This session will cover updates to familiar features and explore concepts that are new for Windows 8. It also talk about building reusable Windows Runtime Components in C#, Async programming in Windows 8 and both the Visual Studio and Expression designers. This session will show you how to turn your XAML skills into money-making Metro style apps.

What HTML developers need to know about coding Windows 8 Metro style apps
This session is perfect for any web developer wanting to leverage his/her skillset to develop Windows 8 Metro style apps.

The session begins by proving how much web developers already know about building apps for Windows 8. The focus then turns to how to write JavaScript code with WinJS. Key points for Metro style app development will be highlighted by implementing popular feature requests using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

Win as One: How Contracts in Windows 8 Help You Build a Killer Metro App
Contracts are agreements between Windows and your Metro style app that allow you to integrate Windows 8 features into your app. For example, Windows 8 lets users share content from one application to another by using the Share contract.

This session, help you learn how contracts work and how to implement the built-in contracts such as Search, Share, Settings, and More. With Contracts, you can help users get more out of your app, and in a way that is consistent and intuitive, and they will reward you by coming back to your app again and again.

Bring Your Windows 8 Metro Style Apps to Life with Tiles and Notifications
Tiles and Notifications are important ways to draw attention to your app and improve your users' experiences. Tiles can draw users back into your app when your tile comes to life on Start screen. They can also let users personalize their Start screen by creating deep links to specific places within your app. Notifications, delivered through the Windows Push Notification Service, can inform and draw your users back into your app even when it's not running.

In this session, you will learn how to effectively implement Tiles and Notifications to help your apps shine.

Building Windows 8 Metro style casual games using HTML 5
The intent of this session is to help HTML5/JavaScript developers with writing their first Metro Style App in a fun, immersive way. We will cover the basics of HTML5 Canvas gaming and how we can easily bring it to Windows 8. It then add additional game functionality as we introduce HTML5 Audio, CSS3 styling and web fonts, implementing a game loop with JavaScript, 3rd party frameworks, touch, camera, accelerometer, and WinJS controls.