Internet Explorer 9 / Windows Phone 7 Boot Camps This Weekend

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Don’t forget, we’ve got IE9/WP7 boot camps taking place this weekend in Mississauga and Vancouver! Here’s what’s on tap, and remember, these events are free-as-in-beer to attend! Registration links are below.

Internet Explorer 9

A Lap Around Internet Explorer 9 and HTML5
A look at IE9’s support for the troika that collectively goes by the name “HTML5”: HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. You’ll see how standards compliance and the resulting “same markup” will make life good for both developers and users and how that same markup runs faster on IE9 thanks to the newer, faster JavaScript engine and hardware acceleration.

Enhancing Pinned Sites with Internet Explorer 9
IE9’s “pinned sites” feature makes web apps feel more like desktop apps by letting users add website to the taskbar and start menu and let developers add custom context menus to pinned site icons, provide visual notifications on the task bar with icon overlays and even add custom buttons on the default thumbnail preview. This session will show you how to best use this feature and also cover IE9’s developer tools.

Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Recipes
You’ve read the introductory material and written “Hello World” on the Phone, and you’re now thinking of starting a bigger project. You’re now asking this question: “How do I do X on Windows Phone?”. This session is the answer. You’ll learn all the recipes for building blocks of applications, which you can use, modify and combine in your own Windows Phone 7 apps.

Windows Phone 7 XNA Kickstart
Haven’t you always wanted to write a videogame, but could never get started? This is your chance. This session will show you the basics of XNA, the game development framework for Windows Phone (and the Xbox 360 and Windows too!). You’ll get your feet wet writing 2D videogames, learn some game coding techniques and get you need to start you on your journey as a game developer.

When and Where?

Here’s where these boot camps are taking place:

Where and When Address Which Sessions
Friday,March 25th
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Microsoft Meadowvale office
(1950 Meadowvale Boulevard)
IE9 and WP7 sessions
Saturday, March 26th
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BCIT, Burnaby Campus
(3700 Willingdon Avenue)
IE9 and WP7 sessions
Monday, April 4th
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Microsoft Montreal office
(2000 Avenue McGill College, Suite 450)
IE9 sessions only
Tuesday, April 5th
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IMAX Theatre Winnipeg
(393 Portage Avenue)
IE9 and WP7 sessions
Wednesday, May 11th
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National Arts Centre
(53 Elgin Street)
IE9 and WP7 sessions
Tuesday, May 17th
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Art Gallery of Alberta
Ledcor Theatre
(2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.)
IE9 and WP7 sessions

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection

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