Enterprise mobility is a top priority for Chief Information Officers who must empower employees and reach customers by moving data from backend systems out to apps on mobile devices. This data must flow over inefficient wireless data networks, be consumable by any mobile device, and scale to support millions of users while delivering exceptional performance. Since wireless coverage is inconsistent, apps must store this data offline so users can be productive in the absence of connectivity. Join Rob and learn how to build fast and scalable REST + JSON APIs using the ASP.NET Web API while employing techniques such as data sharing and in-memory caching. On the device, learn how your apps can work with offline data via in-memory NoSQL tables that use LINQ to support the same CRUD operations as relational databases. You’ll walk away from this session with the ability to deliver flexible server solutions that work on-premise or in Azure and device solutions that work with Windows Phones and Tablets.
Today the competition took place at Microsoft and consisted of hands-on judging. Each judge spent fifteen minutes with each team, testing out their project directly. At the end of the judging we had a showcase for Microsoft Employees to come see the finalists and their projects. Also, John announces the winners of the partner awards.
Join this session to learn how Microsoft IT is successfully managing the Application lifecycle in their System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 environment with zero touch. Deep technical overview on how Microsoft IT automates LOB application publishing by leveraging System Center Orchestrator, Configuration Manager cmdlets, PowerShell scripts, and Team Foundation Server. This session covers the key stages of the application lifecycle for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, Windows RT, and iOS – starting with Application object creation, deployment, supersedence, and ending with the retirement/removal of the application object from the environment—all this without the administrator having to lift a finger.