Windows 10 and the Universal Windows App Platform with Mike Taulty (Microsoft)

by groupadmin3. August 2015 11:57

The Talk

Windows 10 is a big release for Microsoft. Commodious. Huge. Massive. Colossal. Humongous. ;-)

It’s the end of a journey to unify Windows. It’s the beginning of a journey for developers who want to take advantage of a universal app platform available across all Windows devices.

In this session, we’ll dig into what’s changed in Windows 10 for the Windows app developer. We’ll talk about the Universal App Platform that makes it possible to build code that runs on all Windows devices and about the Extension platforms for code that targets specific device families.

We’ll stay in Visual Studio as much as is possible and we’ll lean towards C# and XAML.

The Speaker

Mike Taulty works in the Developer and Platform Group at Microsoft in the UK where he has spent the past few years helping developers understand and get the best from the Microsoft platform. Prior to this, Mike spent 3 years with Microsoft Consulting Services as a consultant on developer technologies.

Before joining Microsoft, Mike spent the previous 9 years working as a software developer for a number of enterprises, consultancies and software vendors working with a variety of operating system, client, communication and server technologies. You can find more of a complete career history over on LinkedIn.

Mike holds a BSc Hons (1st Class) in Computer Science from the University of Leeds.

The Meeting

The meeting will open at 6:00 p.m on Tuesday, the 22nd September 2015 at the Lecture Theatre, EDF Energy Conference Centre, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RS. You can arrive from Barnett Way and park at the EDF Energy car park. Conference building is located directly on the left from main reception and it's pass protected. You'll need to sign in for the fire registry.Welcome Start at 6pm and the as usual event at 6.30pm and end at about 9pm. There will be a half-time break with pizza and a quick pub visit afterwards. Please arrive on time.

Thanks to JetBrains for Sponsoring us!

by groupadmin16. January 2013 16:17

I have the pleasure to announce than JetBrains have give us licences to raffle during our next meetings. Every other months, we will have a raffle for 1 personal license of any of the following JetBrains product.

  • ReSharper - Productivity extension to Visual Studio
  • dotCover - .NET unit test runner and code coverage tool
  • dotTrace Performance Profiler
  • dotTrace Memory Profiler
  • WebStorm - IDE for professional JavaScript and front-end Web developers.
  • AppCode - Objective-C IDE, for developers building apps for Apple devices such as Macs, iPhones & iPads.

Thanks JetBrains for your sponsors



Time to say goodbye

by groupadmin14. December 2012 13:48

After five or so years with the group it's for me time to say goodbye. In February I'm leaving Gloucestershire and moving to London in pursuit of a new opportunity. 

I would like to thank each and everyone of you. I would also like to give huge thanks to all speakers and sponsors for their continuous support. It's been enormous pleasure to be with you for those years.

But fear not, the group shall not die. I would like to welcome Franck Terray who will take over the group. I wish him all the best and I hope he will enjoy it as much as I did.


general is back

by groupadmin1. September 2012 00:16

I'm delighted to announce that is back. It's been a very long time but I finally managed to pull all pieces together and restart it again. I hope all our members will be back and we will have great time again. Over last year we lost a lot of interesting topics so we will have a plenty to catch up. I'm really excited.


New Location

I've managed to find us a new location to try out. The next three meetings will be in Maxima Forum in Cheltenham, Lansdown Road, GL50 2JA. The building, for those who don't know Cheltenham, looks like on the picture below


And  here is the map:

Maxima Forum Map