This session will focus on what the Microsoft modern principles are, and the steps needed to evolve a common on-premise system architecture to something that is more modern. We will discuss the tenants of modern architecture and why they are important. The speaker will also walk through changes that can be made to update a sample application to a more modern style. Cost factors will be discussed, including the manual work needed, testing, and risks of change.
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.