November 29, 2020

Some Useful //BUILD/2015 Schedule Links




Microsoft has published BUILD 2015 schedules. Apart from tomorrow’s keynote 11:30 ~ 14:00, there are TONs of developer sessions. Those sessions are in the nature of workshops, presentations, forums. They mostly work as tutorials for developer to learn or get a feeling what it is like or how to get start around Windows 10 Universal Application Platform. Those sessions are not to be live streamed, but videos will be posted on Channel 9 after the event. Those videos already have placeholders on Channel 9.  So it’s a good idea to bookmark the ones of your interest, and watch it when they are available.

The thing is the list is very long. Even though  there are filters on the right side of the page, it is still hard to find the correct ones and it’s also hard to get a big picture of it. I did some work for you. I picked some of those I found interesting, and created this list below. Hope to save your time. Again, those links are place holders, only a short description, video will be available after the event. Also I listed the time and date of event, so you can guess when the video will be there (I have no idea).

By the way, Mary Jo Foley said in her post that UAP will be renamed to UWP (Universal Windows Platform), I don’t like that, regardless whose idea that is, just saying.

So, about the videos, Azure, Office 365, outlook take more than half of the list. I will just skip them now. Not because they are not important, but too much to deal with. Number two category is Windows 10 App platform (UAP). There are very few device specific topics except for IoT. There is one for HoloLens!

Also there will be a few more videos related to tomorrow’s keynote, which is be posted after the keynote. I will update this post when I find them.


1. HoloLens

Case Studies of HoloLens App Development  (May 1, 13:30-14:30 ET)

In this session, we’ll discuss the experience of three organizations with early access to developer kits. And we’ll get their advice on how developers can get started on their journey of creating holograms.


2. UAP

Introducing the Windows 10 App Model (April 29, 14:30-15:30 ET)
App Lifecycle: From Activation and Suspension to Background Execution and Multitasking in Universal… (April 29, 17:00-18:00 ET)
Developing Universal Windows Apps in Visual Studio 2015 (April 29, 17:00-18:00 ET)
From the Small Screen to the Big Screen: Building Universal Windows App Experiences with XAML (April 30, 17:00 to 18:00 ET)
API Contracts (or How I Learned to Stop Checking OS Versions and Love Feature Detection) (May 1, 12:00-13:00 ET)
Tiles, Notifications, and Action Center (May 1, 15:30-16:30 ET)
Navigation and Windowing in Universal Windows Apps(May 1, 13:30-14:30 ET)
Harnessing the Full Power of Input in Universal Windows Apps (April 29, 17:00-18:00 ET)
App Lifecycle: From Activation and Suspension to Background Execution and Multitasking in Universal Windows Apps (April 29, 17:00-18:00 ET)
What’s New in XAML for Universal Windows Apps (April 29, 17:00-18:00 ET)
Data Binding: Boost Your Apps’ Performance Through New Enhancements to XAML Data Binding (April 29, 18:30-19:30 ET)
Design: UX Patterns and Responsive Techniques for Universal Windows Apps (April 29, 20:00-21:00 ET)
Bring Fluid, Responsive, and Highly Scalable UI Experiences to Your Universal Windows Apps with the New Visual Layer (April 30, 14:30 to 15:30 ET)
Introducing DirectInk: Learn How to Unlock New Opportunities Using Ink in Your App (April 30, 17:00 to 18:00 ET)
Deep Dive into XAML and .NET Universal Windows App Development (April 30, 20:00 to 21:00 ET)
Screen Casting: Develop Multi-Screen Universal Windows Apps Using Casting Technologies (April 30, 21:30-22:30 ET)


3. DirectX

Advanced DirectX12 Graphics and Performance (April 30, 17:00-18:00 ET)


4. Game

Building Universal Windows Games with Unity (April 29, 20:00-21:00 ET)
Game Developers: Get the Most Out of Windows 10 (April 29, 18:30-19:30 ET)


5. Cortana

Cortana Extensibility in Universal Windows Apps (April 30, 18:30-19:30 ET)
Cortana and Speech Platform In Depth (April 30, 21:30-22:30 ET)


6. Skype

The Skype Developer Platform and Skype Web Developer Capabilities (May 1, 15:30-16:30 ET)


7. Spartan

What’s New in F12 for “Project Spartan” (April 29, 17:00-18:00 ET)
“Project Spartan”: Introducing the New Browser and Web App Platform for Windows 10 (April 29, 20:00-21:00 ET)


8. Porting to Windows 10

Moving to the Universal Windows Platform: Porting an App from Windows 8.1 XAML or Windows Phone Silverlight to Windows 10 (May 1, 13:30-14:30)


9. Windows Store Publish and Monetizing

Store: Deep Dive on Publishing Universal Windows Apps (April 30, 20:00-21:00 ET)
Monetize and Promote Your Universal Windows App with Ads (May 1, 15:30-16:30 ET)


10. IoT

Internet of Things Overview (April 29, 18:30-19:30 ET)
Windows for Makers: Raspberry Pi 2, Arduino and More (April 30, 21:30-22:30 ET)


11. 3D Print

Developing 3D Printing Apps and Services in Windows 10 (April 30, 21:30-22:30 ET)


12. NFC

New Retail Peripherals and NFC/HCE Support in Windows 10 (May 1, 17:00-18:00 ET)



Introducing ASP.NET 5 (April 30, 18:30 – 19:30 ET)
Deep Dive into ASP.NET 5 (May 1, 12:00-13:00 ET)


Read more:

Why Windows 10 Will Release in July?

The Possibility of Streaming from Xbox to HoloLens

What to Expect from //BUILD/ 2015 (Updated)