Get a sampling of what's new in F# 4.0! We'll take a quick tour of 6 new features in Visual F# 4.0 – constructors as first-class functions, simplified mutable values, a normalized collections API, ReflectedDefinition method arguments, static parameters on provided methods, and IDE script debugging.
In this interactive session, we create an application in C# and XAML. Upon building the app there are multiple areas we explore, however the choice of where this session leads is up to the audience. The application will be broken down into multiple scenarios and as the product owners you get to decide what we implement. Topics the users can choose from include using Sensors, Toast Notifications, User Information with Roaming Profiles, Live Tiles and Globalization, to name a few. This talk may require audience participation through the use of mobile devices.
Windows Phone 8.1 introduces new mechanisms to allow applications to execute while not in the foreground. A converged Triggers and Background Tasks implementation allows tasks to launch on time, location, push, Bluetooth and system events. Learn how new resource policies affect how and when your application runs in the background and how to use these new feature from Windows XAML and Microsoft Silverlight 8.1 applications.