Video: Avoid Early Terminations with Deferrals in Windows 8

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Running a background task can be a risky proposition in Windows 8 when your app can get tombstoned at any moment, but in this video excerpt from Gill Cleeren's new course Windows 8 Background Processing and Lifecycle Management you'll see how to inform Windows 8 that your application is still busy.  In the full course Gill covers maintenance triggers, lock-screen apps, and pushing raw notifications.


Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director, Silverlight MVP (former ASP.NET MVP) and Telerik MVP. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight,ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechEd, TechDays Belgium – Switzerland - Sweden, DevDays NL, NDC Oslo Norway and many more. He's also the author of many articles in various developer magazines and he organizes the yearly Community Day event in Belgium. He also leads Visug, the largest .NET user group in Belgium. Gill has written 2 books: Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook and Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook.

You can watch the full HD version of this video along with the other 3 hr 25 min of video found in this professional course by subscribing to Pluralsight. Visit Windows 8 Background Processing and Lifecycle Management to view the full course outline. Pluralsight subscribers also benefit from cool features like mobile appsfull library searchprogress trackingexercise files,assessments, and offline viewing. Happy learning!

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Paul Ballard

Paul Ballard is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.