Announcing the Building Windows 8 apps with C++ Windows camp

Join the Microsoft Visual C++ and Windows teams in Redmond on May 18, 2012 for a free, all-day event focused on building Windows 8 Metro style apps with C++ .


Whether you are a new C++ developer ready to learn about the writing Metro style apps, an intermediate developer who wants to hone your code and skills, or an experienced C++ developer eager to squeeze every ounce of performance out of your Metro style app and/or push the boundaries of Windows 8, then this event is for you. We will have pragmatic advice for every developer writing Metro style apps and games with XAML or DirectX and C++.


  • C++ for Windows 8, Keynote by Herb Sutter
  • Building Windows 8 apps with XAML and C++
  • Building Windows 8 games with DirectX and C++
  • Introduction to the Windows Runtime Library (WRL)
  • Writing Connected apps: Writing networking code with C++
  • Combining XAML & Direct X in a Metro style apps
  • Writing WinRT components to be consumed from any language
  • VC11 compiler flags for getting the most out of C++

Register for this event here.  If is first-come, first-serve, and we are limited in space, so register soon.
If you want to learn more about other Windows 8 camps check the camps site.  

Redmond WA, Microsoft campus, bldg 92.
Date:   May 18th, 2012
Time:   9 AM to 5 PM for sessions,  Q&A and a small social event afterwards.
Speakers:   We will update the list of speakers early next week, we are still negotiating session times & speakers to cram as much as we can into a single day. 
Rest assured most of them are from the product team and yes, Herb Sutter will do the opening keynote and the first session.
Meals:   We will have some light breakfast, lunch, snacks and appetizers + drinks at the end of the day.

My personal pitch on this event:
Even if you are already coding your Metro style app, you don’t want to miss this event. All the speakers are product team people, and we will have a very strong pragmatic angle during our sessions; we are aiming to answer a lot of the questions and help you avoid the common pit-falls that we have seen our early partners building Metro style apps with C++ have ran into.  There will also be ample Q&A time through out the day.

Happy Windows 8 coding.  Please help us spread the word on this event we are really excited to connect with C++ community.