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Developing Windows 10 Universal Apps – Part 2 Microsoft

About This Course

Use C# and XAML to develop Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform apps that look great on any Windows 10 device. In part two of this three-part programming series (three x 4-week courses) you develop an MVVM app with an adaptive UI that looks great running on phones, tablets, and PCs. You will also learn to develop Windows 10 navigation and menu structures, integrate Cortana into your app, and manage the built-in camera of mobile device. Put your existing C#/XAML skills to work creating apps for the new Windows app store.

*IMPORTANT: This course will NOT teach C#, XAML or programming basics.

What you'll learn

  • MVVM implementation
  • Command Bars, Nav Panes, and Context Menus
  • Cortana integration
  • Camera and media integration

Course Staff

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Chris Howd

Engineer and Software Developer


Chris is an engineer and software developer who has been working at Microsoft in various roles for the past 15 years. Before coming to Microsoft, Chris worked for the U.S. Department of Defense designing and developing computer controlled instrumentation and robotic systems, and was a self-employed contractor doing engineering research with NASA and select engineering start-ups.

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Sage Franch

Content Developer


Sage Franch, aka "the Trendy Techie," is a proud geek with a mission to empower others through technical education and digital opportunity. She is a Content Developer at Microsoft, where she focuses on apps and devices. Sage is the creator of and has been recognized for her work inspiring young women to explore careers in technology and teaching technical skills to youth across North America.

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Daren May



Daren May leads Crank211, a company that specializes in designing and building next-level digital experiences. Prior to starting Crank211, Daren was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations for a software consultancy and a practice lead for EMC Consulting. Daren has leveraged Microsoft technologies since the beta versions of Visual Studio .NET and has been developing XAML-based solutions since the heady days of “Avalon” (the early name for WPF).

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