Video: Bring Your Windows 8 Tiles to Life

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The Windows 8 Start Menu would be a pretty dull place without tiles that show you relevant information.  In this video excerpt from Yacine Khammal's new course Windows 8 Store Apps Hands-on in 20 Lessons you'll learn how to create Live Tiles for your application that update with the latest information from the application.  In the full course Yacine will walk you through creating a complete Windows 8 Store app including planning the UI, using Windows 8 UI controls, playing media, and working with Windows 8 charms.


Yacine has been involved in the development of database-driven, n-tier web applications for over 10 years. Over time he has taken on various roles, including development, project management, offshore platform management and technical consulting. He has helped build a few solutions for Microsoft North Africa.  Today Yacine writes and teaches courses covering C#, Silverlight and Windows Phone. He holds a Master of Science in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S. Economics from the Wharton School. He shares his professional time between France, Spain and Morocco, where he provides software consulting and training services to customers of all sizes.

You can watch the full HD version of this video along with the other 5 hr 48 min of video found in this professional course by subscribing to Pluralsight. Visit Windows 8 Store Apps Hands-on in 20 Lessons 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.