Tara Walker, a Xamarin enthusiast and AWS Technical Evangelist, will show you how you can build great mobile apps that leverage the Cloud with Xamarin and Xamarin Forms. We will walk through using Visual Studio, Xamarin, Xamarin Forms with Shared Projects, as well as, Xamarin Forms with PCLs. The session will include a step-by-step journey in which we will build a working cross-platform mobile app to run natively on iOS, Android and Windows Phone and how to connect a data service to funnel data to the app. You'll be ready to learn how you can build your own cross-platform mobile app with Xamarin and the exciting Xamarin Forms technology which may be the key to forthcoming Mobile Development.
Windows Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. Visual Studio 2013 is the best IDE for cloud development and test – and enables powerful scenarios including running Visual Studio in Azure hosted Virtual Machines, and the ability to manage cloud resources right from the IDE. In this video we'll review in detail what Windows Azure offers for MSDN Subscribers, how to take advantage of pre-configured virtual machines, and go through demos such as how to use PowerShell to setup and later clean-up a Windows Azure test environment.
Mark Russinovich will share his vision on what Azure is today and where Microsoft is taking it in the future. As one of the most trusted Technical Fellows at Microsoft and with his new role as CTO for Azure, Mark has a unique perspective of how Azure is architected and what individuals can do to get the most out of this platform.
Note: at [12:20] we referenced DataStax being on Hadoop. In actual fact DataStax is based on Apache Cassandra (http://cassandra.apache.org/), an open source NOSQL distributed database management system, highly optimized for clusters spanning multiple datacenters, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients.
The release of Windows Phone 8.1 brings with it many manageability and security enhancements that make it shine in enterprise scenarios. In this session we will explore some of these enhancements and how you can kickstart your managed, secure rollout of Windows Phone devices today. We will cover Mobile Device Management (MDM) with InTune as well as features such as VPN support and Company Portal. You'll see demonstrations of how to easily configure these, as well as the end user experience.