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Windows Developer Conference 2012 #devc12

In the last two days I have participated for FactoryMind at Windows Developer Conference in Milan. As an amazing android developer I have heard carefully all the news proposed by speakers. In my opinion every kind of development technology has its own charm and curiosity and I believe that the new Windows8 will offer to public and developers a new way of think.

Inspired by many active technologies from Apple, Android, Google, (Old) Windows,… this new OS tries to summarize social and canonical schema into a multi-platform operating system granting the maximum experience to users. Far from old styles Windows8 promises to integrate every device in the most convenient manner for the user.

At this conference I have participated at this at these technical talks:

  • Designing a LOB solution in Metro style fashion – Luca Regnicoli
  • From .NET to Metro style apps – Raffaele Rialdi
  • Implementing MVVM in WinRT – Corrado Cavalli
  • Metro style apps: ALM and Background Tasks – Paolo Pialorsi
  • Developing for Intel Ultrabook – Francesco Baldassarri
  • Tile, Toast and push notifications in Metro style – Daniele Bochicchio
  • Cloud based services for Windows 8 – Roberto Brunetti
  • Windows Store – Lorenzo Barbieri
  • Async Programming in .NET 4.5 – Marco Russo

That’s all for this time 🙂
This is not an IOC to Microsoft world but a new way of think that travels hand by hand with my other one 😉


How was the ICT Trade in Ferrara?

In the last two days (8th-9th May) I have participated with father as C.L.T Computers to ICT Trade in Ferrara. In this particular event organized by Sirmi we have seen the most important brands on the Italian scenario like Oracle, HP, Tech Data, Ingram Micro, Telecom,… and many other ones!

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On May 8, Maurizio Cuzari opened the show presenting all that sponsors and talking with them and our about new strategies and solutions against the crisis that is pervading all the world and Italy. So I have learned the real mean of many terms like Channel and Cloud and how this means interact with these companies and their partners. Many of them believe that the idea of Cloud will open in the near feature many new possibilities and opportunities to build new business. In my opinion this is a great possibility but it has to be completed and surrounded by other useful services: money saving and data persistence are primary goals but without services, apps and programs that can solve users problems are useless.

On May 9, we have started our trip visiting stands and having a look to some workshops: in particular we have seen the services offered by Telecom and by Ingram Micro. In the afternoon we had a very interesting meeting with Asus and I had the opportunity to touch and use the most wonderful products of the moment: the Zenbook and the android PadFone. I think that they are nice and cool devices that in a contained price (especially for the PadFone: 2 fast devices in 699€  is a good compromise) offers a good user experience.

Finally the idea that I have stolen from this experience is that it’s a strange and sad period for our peninsula and Europe but there are basic signals from the IT world those make to hope in a better feature.