At Microsoft Virtual Academy we’re excited about our upcoming two part series for iOS developers interested in building for Windows. We’ve got 5 experts with tons of experience creating apps for all types of mobile and touch screen devices who will be sharing their real world experiences building for the Windows platform.  Here are the Jump Starts that will turn you into a Windows Store app developer:

XAML Deep Dive for Windows & Windows Phone Apps Jump Start

Become the Jedi Master of XAML! Join us for this one-day Jump Start filled with samples and demos and learn what you need to know to use XAML for developing applications for the phone, Windows Store and desktop. During this engaging, live learning experience, Microsoft Principal Technical Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez and Senior Director for IdentityMine Laurent Bugnion will show you the ins and outs of XAML and its power as a presentation technology.

Date: July 12, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (PDT)
Where: Live, online virtual classroom
Cost: Free!

Building Windows Store Apps for iOS Developers Jump Start

Attention iOS, Android, Symbian and desktop developers! Here’s your chance to learn how to take the tools and languages you know today as an iOS developer and use them to build Windows Store apps. Join Microsoft Principal Technical Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez and the team of Big Nerd Ranch Experts Aaron Hillegass, Eric Jeffers and Sean McCune for this sample and demo filled event that will expand your horizons.

Date: July 17, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (PDT)
Where: Live, online virtual classroom
Cost: Free!