This week saw Manchester hosting one of the Insider Dev Tours of 2018, we had a great turnout of over 100 people joining us in the city centre, for a full day of content with lunch provided by Microsoft.
These are over thirty events being hosted in cities all over the world and are aimed at developers and IT pro’s who are on the Windows Insider Programme and/or are interested in seeing what features and enhancements are being shipped in the latest and next versions of Windows 10.
The events are run by local MVP’s (Most Valuable Professionals) and community groups with the content and demos provided by Microsoft, so it’s an intensive lap around the key features that Microsoft want to highlight for 2018 and based on sessions provided at last month’s Build conference in Seattle.
I did two sessions, one on Progressive Web Apps and one on Productivity Apps in Office365 and there was a host of MVP talent on show for the others – Pete Vickers, Peter Foot, Rob Miles, Robert Hogg, Rik Hepworth and Simon Jackson.
A big thanks to Pete Vickers, who put in a load of work to make the day the success it was, and also to Aden Earnshaw and Mike Irving, who gave their time running the registration desk and generally doing the unsung heroics on front of house.
If you want to follow any of the labs from the sessions, they are available here.