Windows and Windows Phone have a converged Live Tiles platform and development model. In Windows Phone 8.1 you’ll be able to do great new things with the Tiles Platform and this session is targeted at helping you understand several critical tiles topics. We talk about our converged WNS push platform and about migrating your tiles from a Windows Phone 8.0 app to a Windows Phone 8.1 app and how to best take advantage of the new Tile Templates and scenarios available to you using the converged model on Windows Phone 8.1.
Team Foundation Server 2013 and Visual Studio Online bring a valuable set of new features and capabilities to agile teams. They provide a simple-to-use experience on top of a powerful, customizable platform. In this session we go deep into the agile planning tools and how to customize them to work the way your team does. We also touch on best practices that Microsoft has learned and applied from “dogfooding” these tools for their own use.
Take a lightning tour of the many connectivity options for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 Store Apps. There are more than ever before: HTTP networking APIs, NFC and Bluetooth including ‘tap to connect’ and WebApi REST services are just the tip of the iceberg. See how to build apps that work with DataSense 2.0. Store settings and data in Microsoft OneDrive. Share state between a Windows Phone 8.1 app and the Windows 8.1 version of your app. See some practical demos, such as how to implement compression with HTTP networking and how you can handle credentials when accessing services that require user authentication. We’ll also take a quick look at building a mobile back end with Microsoft Azure Mobile Services and connecting with it from your app.
Many businesses are finding they need new versions of their trusty LOB apps for their increasingly mobile workforce. However, these businesses also want to leverage the existing investments they have made to date. In this session, learn about changes in Windows 8.1 Update to allow businesses to build new mobile LOB applications without having to re-write their entire app from scratch.