14 technical sessions
The main track is 14 jam-packed technical sessions, covering everything from performance, accessibility, and test guidance, to brand-new tools and APIs for building Progressive Web Apps on Windows, adding payments and biometric authentication to your sites, and building modern layouts with new CSS features like CSS Grid.
Struggling with interop bugs? Looking for test guidance? Need help with enterprise policies or legacy compatibility? Our engineers are passionate about making the web just work for all our mutual customers, and we’d love to help. Come grab a drink at the Debug Bar and we’ll take a look! We’ll provide test tips, on-site reductions of issues, and take your immediate feedback on any issues you’ve discovered.
Web performance is hard. We’re here to help! Bring your site to the Performance Club and we’ll take a look using the same tools we use to build Microsoft Edge. Our team has years of experiencing helping properties around the world identify and remediate performance pitfalls across browsers, so your customers have a better experience on every device. We’ll provide actionable recommendations for your site, and opportunities to follow up with a deeper 1:1 conversation with Microsoft.
WebVR is here! EdgeHTML 15 already supports the WebVR 1.1 specification by default, and we’ll have more updates to share soon for EdgeHTML 16. Come try out WebVR in Microsoft Edge on Windows Mixed Reality devices, learn more about building sites with tools like Babylon.js, and see how you can get started developing for WebVR any Windows PC - no VR peripherals required.
And lots more!
That’s just the beginning! We’re partnering with teams across Microsoft and beyond to deliver opportunities to try out new experiences and learn about new tools. We’ll have representatives from ChakraCore and TypeScript, the brand-new Sonar open-source linting tool, and more.
|8am||Check in and breakfast|
|6pm–8pm||Mixer and Hallway Track|
Keynote: What's next for the web platform
Charles Morris kicks off Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017 with a whirlwind tour of what’s new in Microsoft Edge in EdgeHTML 16, and some exciting announcements about what's in store for the year ahead.
Keynote 2: Building a modern browser for Windows
Adam Barrus and Yan Zhong
Join us for a behind-the-scenes conversation on building the Microsoft Edge client app. You'll learn our approach to developing more usable, accessible, and innovative experiences for the web on Windows. We’ll give you insight into our sources of feedback, and how they played a role in building some of the new features coming soon to Microsoft Edge.
Mixed Reality in Microsoft Edge with WebVR
Nell Walikczek, Lewis Weaver, Frank Olivier
WebVR is the open standard bringing Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality to the web! Join us to learn how WebVR can enhance your existing sites with experiences that work cross-platform and launch straight from the browser—no download required! We’ll discuss libraries and approaches to get you started, best practices for compatibility, and what's next for the WebVR standard.
Service Worker: Going beyond the page
Progressive Web Apps: Life beyond the browser
By now, all of us know what Progressive Web Apps are. These are apps that push the bar on performance, accessibility, security, and more. In this talk, we’ll go beyond the introductory technical details. We will look at our plans for taking PWAs into the Windows Store, how PWAs can be made to integrate with Bing search results, and how PWAs blur the line between web apps and native apps.
What’s new and beyond for the F12 DevTools
In the Fall Creator’s Update, we’ve begun a effort to overhaul Microsoft Edge’s DevTools - from our underlying debugging components to the user experience to new tools based on user feedback. In this session, we’ll overview our multi-release journey to a modern tooling experience and introduce the new tools arriving in this release.
Web Payments and Web Authentication in Microsoft Edge
Molly Dalton and Angelo Liao
The web has come so far since inception, but two experiences have changed very little: payment and authentication. Although these two flows are part of everyday life, their user experiences are frustrating and present security risks, resulting in lost revenue and unhappy users. But two new APIs are about to change all that. Come learn how the Payment Request API and Web Authentication API will help you change how people live and shop on the web!
Performance on the Web: Stories from the front lines
Recent research by DoubleClick shows that 53% of mobile sites are abandoned if they take longer than 3 seconds to load, and that the average load time on 3G is 19 seconds. Worse, a report by TwinPrime shows that mobile networks aren't always improving – in the U.S., LTE speeds actually decreased 50% in the past year. In this talk, I'll analyze the web performance crisis and show how we can combat it by using the latest advances in web tooling, as well as dusting off some forgotten best practices from our industry's past.
CSS Grid: Bringing true two-dimensional layout to the web
CSS Grid Layout promises to revolutionize layout on the web, bringing true two-dimensional layout to the web for the first time. We'll show how Grid Layout got started at Microsoft in XAML, and through partnership with standards bodies and the community, is now shipping simultaneously across all major browsers in 2017. You'll learn how Grid can help you bring powerful, innovative, and flexible layouts to your sites, and how to manage fallback to older browsers and devices.
sonar: A new linting tool for the web
Antón Molleda and Cătălin Mariș
More sessions to be announced soon!
115 Bell St
Seattle, WA 98121
We’ll be meeting at Block 41 in the heart of Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, blocks from the iconic Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, and more. Block 41 is easily accessible from Link Light Rail or King Country Metro and is convenient to a number of local hotels, including the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, Hyatt and Olive 8, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Courtyard Seattle, and The Westin Seattle.
Sessions will be presented in Block 41’s Bert & Tot Gallery on the first floor. Meals and refreshments will be served in the Musings Gallery on the first floor.
Things to do in Seattle
- Explore 4 square miles of Discovery Park
- Get ice cream at Molly Moon’s and people watch at Cal Anderson park
- Go hiking on one of the state’s hundreds of trails. Options very close to Seattle
- Eat at one of the many restaurants in the International District
- Peruse books at Elliott Bay Bookstore
- Learn new things at the MOHAI
- Visit marine friends at the Seattle Aquarium
If you’d like to visit the Microsoft campus while you’re here, check out the Microsoft Visitor Center, 15010 NE 36th Street, Building 92, Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA 98052. If you don’t have a car, you can take the 545 bus to Overlake Transit Center; the visitor center is another 12 minute walk from there. We suggest using the OneBusAway app for checking bus times while in Seattle.
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