Windows Phone applications don't need to be all about taps and swipes. Enabling voice interactions within your phone applications allow all new ways to engage users. This session will show how to enable an app to be launched via voice commands (e.g. 'Search for Kangaroos'), and enabling voice interactions within an app (e.g. 'Pause'/'Turn the page').
Built with Web technologies, Apps for Office are a new class of add-in customization for Office 2013 and Office 365. In this video, we will go through the full workflow of building an app for Office with Visual Studio, from creating the app and debugging it across multiple Office applications to publishing it onto Windows Azure.
Have you ever needed to take control of your Windows Azure services but found some of the higher-level tooling just didn't quite fit your needs? While there are many ways to manage your Windows Azure services (PowerShell, Visual Studio, web portal, etc.), it is the Windows Azure Service Management API that ultimately affords us the greatest power and flexibility. By using this API we can automate many common or necessary tasks – potentially creating our own custom tools or processes. In this session we'll see how to get started with the Service Management API, explore features such as working with storage accounts, creating and scaling Cloud Services, and working with Virtual Machines.