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July Meeting – Monday July 30, 2012

Location: Microsoft's Offices

6:00 Networking and Refreshments
6:30 SharePoint 2013 First Looks – Doug Ware
7:00 Announcements
7:15 Windows 8 Apps

Windows 8 Apps

This talk will highlight new programming model for Windows 8.  Application types that Windows 8 will support will be discussed.  The discussion will concentrate on Metro style applications and various programming languages that developers can use to write them. Basic advantages of new platform will be highlighted.  Migration strategies for current applications if they were to be moved to Metro style apps will be part of the talk.  Some of the cool features in Windows 8 will be discussed as well as how they can make applications more appealing to users.  XAML programing model will be talked over, describing new XAML controls for Windows 8.  Data options will also be part of the dialog.  A quick glance at the upcoming Windows store will conclude the talk.

About Sergey Barskiy: A Principal Consultant for Magenic and a Microsoft MVP (Data Platform), Sergey Barskiy has worked with Microsoft technologies since 1997 and developed a number of applications on the .NET platform. As an INETA Mentor for the state of Georgia and an INETA Community Champion, he plays an active role in the Microsoft community. Sergey has written articles on software development and has presented at a number of conferences and user groups. He is one of the organizers of Atlanta Code Camp and an active participant in a number of local users groups.  Sergey graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University and also holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCSD, MCPD, MCTS, MCDBA, MCAD, and MCP. Sergey's blog is at


Meeting Location and Directions

Microsoft Corporation
1125 Sanctuary Pkwy.
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30004

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