Using the new tools included in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, it is easier than ever to create apps that share most of their code. Code can be shared using the new shared app template in Visual Studio, as well as by creating Portable Class Libraries. This session walks through the development of a shared app, showing you where code can be shared and where it still makes sense to implement platform-specific features.
Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. This video provides an overview of the preconfigured development environments available and the different ways to provision those environments in Azure. In addition we'll take a deeper look at our developer images for MSDN subscribers, which are preconfigured with Visual Studio to decrease the provision and set up time of a development environment even further.