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Microsoft UK Tech.Days – online : TODAY 15:00

March 24, 2011

Just to announce if you are interested in watching a video stream on Windows 7 mobile, Microsoft are kindly streaming an online tech event with two tracks, Building Apps for Phone, and Building Games for Phone, see to register.

The schedule is as follows: –

TRACK ONE: Building apps for Windows Phone 7: MVVM Pattern, Platform integration, push notification, performance optimisation.

Building games for Windows Phone 7: Practical AI in XNA, 3D collision detection in XNA, Advanced render techniques, Sunburn world lighting.


Track One: Building Apps for Phone

Track Two: Building Games for Phone

15:00 – 15:45

Keynote: Developing for Windows Phone 7 in the UK

(Will Coleman)

15:45 – 16:30

General Session: Tips & Tricks for Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

(Paul Foster & Mike Ormond)

16:30 – 16:40


16:40 – 17:25

Using the MVVM Pattern

(Laurent Bugnion)

Practical AI in XNA Games

(Paul Foster)

17:25 – 17:35


17:35 – 18:20

Platform Integration


Overview of 3D Collision Detection Techniques in XNA

(Ed Powell)

18:20 – 18:30


18:30 – 19:15

Performance Optimisation

(Oren Nachman)

Incorporating Advanced Render Techniques in WP7 XNA Games: Rendering a Sea

(Charles Humphrey/Ed Powell)

19:15 – 19:20


19:20 – 20:05

Push Notification Services
(Andy Wigley)

Sunburn World Lighting on World Phone 7

(Simon Jackson)

20:10 – 20:30

Q&A / Wrap Up


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