Register for the Building Awesome Apps on Windows 7 Community Tour & Simulcast Vol 13-24 | November, 2010
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To ensure a rich and seamless experience, it’s important that your applications integrate well with the operating system on which they’re running. Windows 7 is no exception. With over 240 million licenses of Windows 7 sold in the past 12 months, there’s a huge opportunity to you to take advantage of the capabilities it has to offer. Through integrated capabilities through the Windows Taskbar, sensors, text, and speech, Windows 7 blends the best technology, innovation, and creativity to empower developers to create awesome apps. Are your apps ready to take advantage of these features? If not, join us to learn how! Register for the Building Awesome Apps for Windows 7 Community Tour and Simulcast!

Windows 7 is a platform that provides capabilities that enable you to build awesome applications. The Building Awesome Apps for Windows 7 Community Tour and Simulcast will show you how. Join Kate Gregory and Richard Campbell on an exploration of what’s possible from a developer’s perspective in Windows 7. In particular, you’ll see how the Windows API Code Pack enables .NET developers to quickly incorporate features of Windows 7, including taskbar integration, sensors, restart and recovery, and much more! You’ll also see how to design and build applications that leverage touch capabilities supported through Windows 7. These and other capabilities can be integrated easily into your applications. Join us for the Building Awesome Apps for Windows 7 Community Tour and Simulcast to learn how. Register TODAY !

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