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About the event

The Insider Dev Tour is for developers interested in building Microsoft 365 experiences today, using the latest developer technologies, as well as for those who want a peek into the future. If you can read code, this is for you, regardless if you are a beginner, expert, student, or hobbyist developer!

The morning anchor session will give you a demo and code-focused overview of the new developer technology coming out of Redmond. We’ll cover Windows, Azure, Office, AI and more, so that you are up-to-date and able to make informed decisions when picking from the latest technology for your next project.

In the afternoon, we will drill down into the code. You will learn to build native Win32/XAML apps and Progressive Web Apps, and take advantage of the latest Windows 10 capabilities. You’ll learn how to add AI (Artificial Intelligence) into your projects, how to connect with new ecosystems using the Microsoft Graph, and how to bring your experiences into the next dimension through Mixed Reality.

The tour is an opportunity to connect directly with leads and engineers from Redmond, as well as regional industry leads and Microsoft Developer MVPs. We’re excited to meet you in person! #InsiderDevTour

Agenda (tentative)
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Opening Keynote - learn about all the exciting new Microsoft development technologies!
Break
Modernize your Existing Apps for Windows 10 Millions of developers have been relying on Win32, WPF and WinForms to build complex applications, and millions of new projects are created using these same technologies today. UWP is a great technology to build new modern applications on Windows 10 but rewriting an application from scratch is always a tough decision. In this session you’ll learn how you can keep your existing assets, leverage MSIX for safer and reliable deployment, start adding modern features and controls to your applications at your own pace to leverage the power of Windows 10 and make your users more productive today.
Get the Most Out of your Web App With a PWA As web developers, we have used JavaScript /HTML to develop fantastic apps of all kinds, but until recently there has been a divide between what can be done with a web app and a native app. A new class of apps called Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) is helping bridge that gap by enabling extremely native-like features in our Web Apps: offline functionality, background activity, native API layers and even app store listings. We’ll show you how Web developers can take their code meant for the browser, and extend it to become cross-platform, Progressive Web Apps.
Lunch
Azure, Windows and Xamarin: Using the cloud to power your cross-platform applications Most mobile applications are connecting to a server at some point, either to get data that needs to be shown to the user, or to save data collected by the mobile device. This is where Microsoft Azure has the potential of making your life as a developer much easier. The cloud came a long way, and you can now build cloud infrastructure very easily and for a reasonable cost. New computing models like serverless functions or globally distributed databases are changing the game. What was earlier reserved to large firms with an army of IT pro consultants is now available for everyone with a web browser. In this session, Microsoft's Cloud Developer Advocate Laurent Bugnion will guide you through this journey and show you how Azure Functions, Cosmos DB, Visual Studio App Center, Cognitive Services and other features and tools can be used in your cross-platform applications.
Create Productive Apps with Office 365 Office 365 provides the core creative tools for over 120 million monthly active users -- and while there are many amazing capabilities within it, you can dramatically increase the effectiveness and productivity of users by tailoring the apps to roles or tasks. From deep web extensions across Office products to new ways to extend conversations in Microsoft Teams, see key ways to make your users more productive and effective by integrating with Office 365.
Drive User Engagement Across All your Devices with Microsoft Graph Learn how you can build experiences that work for users across Windows, iOS, Android, and more. Microsoft Graph enables smart contextual experiences, user insights, and advanced features like pick up where you left off and timeline integration. Microsoft Graph is the intelligence that can connect your applications.
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Get Started with Machine Learning Machine Learning has moved out of the lab and into production systems. Understanding how to work with this technology is one of the essential skills for developers today. In this session, you will learn the basics of machine learning, how to use existing models and services in your apps, and how to get started with creating your own simple models.
Build Mixed Reality Apps Virtual and Augmented Reality have incredible potential to enhance how we work, play and learn. The Windows Mixed Reality platform combines AR and VR into a single API set for developers and provides maximum reach by making spatial computing available to mainstream devices. In this session you will learn how to build a highly immersive mixed reality experience, using Unity, that can run on multiple devices.
Q&A Ask all your questions!

Information
Address: Richtistrasse 3
8304 Wallisellen (Zurich)
Date/Time: 8:30AM-5PM June 19, 2018
Language: Sessions at this event will be conducted in English

Speakers
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Clint Rutkas

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Gian Paolo Santopaolo

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Laurent Bugnion

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Matteo Pagani

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Corrado Cavalli

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Stefano Tempesta

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András Velvárt

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Maxim Gross

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Fabian Gosebrink

Convince your Boss

Want to attend the Insider Dev Tour, but not sure how to bring it up to your boss? Here’s a sample letter that will help you out. Just replace the text in [brackets].

Dear [my boss’s name],

I’d like to attend the Microsoft Insider Dev Tour on June 19 in Zurich. The Insider Dev Tour is Microsoft's free, single-day, local, developer-focused event, bringing the latest technology and practical knowledge from the people who build the product. The content for the event, alone, is worth the trip, but the ability to network with Microsoft employees and subject matter experts will help me in my work here.

Here are two ways in which my attendance at the Insider Dev Tour will strengthen [company name]:

● The presentations and Q&A are relevant to my daily tasks and growth. I will get a view of the broad developer roadmap at Microsoft, and also deep dives into current practical and future-looking technologies for building Windows applications and extending Office 365 .

● Networking with other attendees, community leaders, and Microsoft engineers is highly encouraged, so I can talk with people who have solved issues similar to those we run into.

The event is free, so all I need is a single day to attend. You can learn more about the event by visiting http://insiderdevtour.com . Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; I’d really like to attend this event!

Thanks.

[my name]