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The Evolution of Windows: WinRT



Raymond Chen tells the story of Windows’ API evolution from the beginning up to its latest version, WinRT.


Raymond Chen is a programmer at Microsoft Corporation who has been involved in the evolution of Windows for more than 20 years. In 2003, Chen began a Web site known as The Old New Thing, spawning a book, coincidentally also titled The Old New Thing (Addison Wesley 2007). Chen also writes the Windows Confidential column for Microsoft TechNet magazine.

About the conference

RAMP: A sold-out conference on how to scale backend systems at startups and fast growing companies designed for everyone who wanted to create MVPs that scale beyond expectations. It featured a great lineup of stories and presenters including Jeremy Edberg from Netflix (previously lead architect at Reddit), Rajiv Eranki (formerly lead server architect at Dropbox), and Theo Schlossnagle (OmnIT).

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Nov 01, 2013

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  • Joyful talk!

    by Michael Kramer,

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    Raymond's presentation is the best I've seen on WinRT's vision and historic background. I felt enjoyed for 40 minutes and now feel enlightened. THX!

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