Windows Runtime (aka WinRT) is the new kid on the block for developers. It forms the foundation of the development of Windows 8 Metro style applications. But what exactly is WinRT and what does it enable developers to do? In this session, we’ll take a look at how WinRT is opening up Windows 8 to developers. We will cover several, more advanced topics using WinRT, including MVVM, file access, background tasks, push notifications, the async pattern and more.