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Pre-Conference Workshops, Monday May 27th, 2013


Register for a combo or a trio (Pre-Conference with Main Conference) with this link.

Includes three days of training , Keynote, continental breakfasts, lunches, evening activities as well as the selected Pre-Con on Monday May 27th, 2013.



Advanced Windows Phone 8 Development

Overview:
There are many places where you can learn about the basics related to developing Windows Phone 8 applications. But there are not very many ways to take your Windows Phone development skills to the next level. That is where this session comes in. If you're brand new to XAML or mobile development, this session is not for you. We're going to presume that you already know how to create a phone project and use XAML to create compelling user interfaces. Instead, we're going to focus on the things that you need to know in order to create a great mobile application.

Target Audience:

  • Developers who are familiar with creating applications on Windows Phone 7/8
Prerequisites:
  • Experience in building applications for Windows Phone 7/8
  • Demonstrations will be done using XAML/C#
Course Outline
  • Extending and Integrating with Your Phone
    • Launchers and Choosers
    • Lock Screens
    • Live Tiles
    • Notifications
  • Multitasking your Windows Phone Application
    • Background Agents
    • Background File Transfer
  • Communications Options
    • Sockets
    • Bluetooth
    • Proximity (NFC)
  • Audio/Visual Functionality using DirectX
  • Native Code (i.e. C++) Support

Monday May 27th, 2013, 9:00 - 17:00
Location: Delta Meadowvale Resort
Room: Hazel McCallion A
Cost: $299.00 CDN

Register for this one day Pre-conference on May 27th
Includes the Pre-conferences presented on Monday May 27th, 2013.

Note: Registration for the main conference is not required to attend the sessions. You can register for the pre-conference and post-conference workshop individually from the registration page.


Adopting Agile with Microsoft Tooling

Abstract:
This training has been conceived to give you a head start in adopting the Scrum framework with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

Overview:
Throughout the day, we will examine how to customize your Team Foundation Server to effectively adopt an agile process that lead to continuous improvement. Team Foundation Server (commonly abbreviated to TFS) is the server side back end platform for Visual Studio. It is intended for collaborative software development and it provides source control, automated build engine, work item tracking and monitoring reports. Learn how to efficiently mix Scrum and collaboration boards with TFS to create an agile process tailor made for your organizations.

Do not miss this pre-conference. Come learn how to improve your existing process and walk away with practical ideas that will enable you to drive those changes in your organization. We will explore well-known agile practices to complement the Scrum framework. Armed with tools and skills acquired, you can expect to see significant, measurable improvements in your development process in as little as 3-6 months.

Target Audience:

  • Software development directors, team leads, architects, lead developers and anyone aspiring to be efficient using agile software development.

Prerequisite:

  • Concrete experience in building software.
  • Minimal comprehension of agile software practices.

Course Outline

  • TFS CUSTOMIZATION
    • Process Template: Formalizing how to do agile
    • Work items: Discussing the structure, fields and workflow
    • Visual Aids: Simplifying TFS with visual management
  • ITERATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
    • Scrum: Formalizing an iterative framework for project management
    • User Story: Addressing Goals
    • Backlog: Ranking goals collaboratively
    • Planning: Delivering a coherent set of features
  • COLLABORATION BOARD
    • Workflow: Illustrating the work process
    • Signal: Formalizing the collaboration rules
    • Visual Management: Tracking work and collaborating

Monday May 27th, 2013, 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Delta Meadowvale Resort
Room: Hazel McCallion B
Cost: $299.00 CDN

Register for this one day Pre-conference on Monday May 27th
Includes the Pre-conferences presented on Monday May 27th, 2013.


SQL Server 2012 High Availability group and Disaster Recovery Deep Dive

High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HA/DR) is an area that every SQL Server DBA needs to be comfortable with. In this full-day workshop, learn what needs to be considered when embarking on a HA/DR project, the different features and technologies available in SQL Server, and implement them accordingly to meet service level agreements of mission-critical databases.

You will learn:

  • What requirements need to be met when implementing an HA/DR project
  • How to identify different SQL Server features and technologies - backup, recovery, database mirroring, log shipping, clustering, AlwaysOn - that can be used in addressing HA/DR requirements
  • How to implement the appropriate technology to meet HA/DR service level agreements

Monday May 27th, 2013, 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Delta Meadowvale Resort
Room: Hazel McCallion C
Cost: $299.00 CDN

Register for the iOS one day Pre-conference on May 27th

Note: Registration for the main conference is not required to attend the sessions.