If you’re already familiar with Silverlight, you’re well on your way to writing applications for the Windows 8 WinRT platform. The basic concepts of layout, styling, data binding and so forth will carry over. But there’s still plenty you need to know to effectively develop XAML WinRT apps. This session will discuss the changes: new functionality, changes and differences from Silverlight, and – perhaps most important – the essential guidelines for how WinRT applications are supposed to look and act, including key aspects of developing touch interfaces. If you’re already familiar with XAML essentials, this session will help you start applying that expertise to Windows 8 and touch.