Visual Studio 2015 integrates with two new package managers: Bower and NPM (Node Packaged Modules). Developers can now use modern web tools such as Grunt and Gulp to execute tasks like bunding, minification, script compilation (including LESS, Sass, CoffeeScript, and Typescript) and a lot more. This video shows how to interact with Bower and NPM, and shows how to use Grunt to run client tasks in the new Task Runner Explorer.
Menus, Pivots, and Command Bars oh my! You have plenty of building blocks for enabling commanding and navigation experiences in your app - but when and how should you use those building blocks to create a great experience and how can you tailor that experience to ensure it works great on all screens and devices. Learn about new and existing building blocks for creating commanding and navigation experiences and guidance on when and how to use those building blocks in your app. Speaker: Micah Lewis.
In this session Richard Conway will describe what Big Data is and give an overview of how it's changing the way that companies look at building data applications and services. Richard will demonstrate how the scale in Azure and the platform services that Microsoft provide, such as Data Lake and HDInsight cut down the time to market for many of the projects and products that companies are now utilizing these technologies for so that they can avoid infrastructure management and concerns. This session is a zero to hero with examples on why you should be using big data technologies, why they matter and why Azure is central to this proposition.