Pluralsight - the world's largest tech training library, providing online courses for professional developers and IT admins - is one of the latest benefits available to MSDN subscribers. In this video you'll learn about this new training benefit, including the courses you have access to, course examples, learning features, and how to activate your Pluralsight subscription. You'll also hear from Aaron Skonnard, CEO of Pluralsight, about the mission of his company.
With the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1, it is now possible to write truly native cross platform apps with Windows Universal apps. Get an introduction to building apps that run on the Windows Runtime, supported on both smartphone, tablet, desktop and everything in between. The talk will cover the following and more - What are the new development tools and features for Universal apps - Changes to application life cycle management - Cross platform synchronization - configure once - Geofencing and geolocation based notifications - Publish one app to both the Windows and Windows Phone stores This is the first step towards native apps running across the Microsoft ecosystem, including phone, desktop and Xbox.