Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Deerfield Beach Coders Café 04 March 2014

Deerfield Beach Coders Café Project Sienna with Windows 8 & Azure - James Quick - Microsoft
03/04/2014 - 6:30 PM - Casa Maya - Deerfield Beach
Microsoft Project Siena (code name) is a new technology for business experts and other app imagineers. Now, without any programming, you can create apps that harness the power of corporate data and content, and web services for Windows 8. You will learn how to pull down dynamic data from an Azure database or Excel Spreadsheet, and load it directly into your Windows 8 app.

Building a Siena app is as easy as editing a PowerPoint or Excel document. You place some visuals on a canvas. You hook them up to your data. You customize how your app looks and works. Then, if you need special logic and intelligence, you write some Excel-like expressions. You can use your app immediately, or share it with colleagues or the world.

The best way to learn Siena is to visit, watch a tutorial video, download a sample app for inspiration, and then build your own.


James graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Spanish and Computer Science. Shortly after graduation, he joined Microsoft as the Technical Evangelist for South Florida. As a TE, he builds a critical mass of support for the Microsoft Platform. He promotes the use of Windows Phone and Windows 8 through talks, articles, blogging, user demonstrations, recorded demonstrations, or the creation of sample projects, and has worked with several different communities and school in doing so.


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