Whether you call them "Metro apps," "Windows 8 Design-Style apps," "RT apps," or "modern apps," the new class of applications for Windows 8 and later tablets are not only here to stay, they also offer some interesting advantages and challenges for IT pros. Much has been written about modern apps, but 99% of that was written with developers in mind. That makes a certain amount of sense, as no one is going to ask us IT pros to support software that hasn't yet been written, but given that the Windows Store added its 100,000th modern app back in July of 2013, it's reasonable to assert that the time has come for IT pros to know more about the members of the six-figure army. How are they structured? ARE they more secure? Where are they stored? What options do you have to deploy them? What about "sideloading," the method to roll out home-grown line-of-business apps? Join us for an informative, entertaining, and real-world look at the latest crop of Windows apps!
Do you want to create automated tests for your Windows Phone apps? With Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 you can now create automated tests for your XAML-based Windows Phone apps. Starting from unit tests to functional end-to-end scenario tests, you can now perform all of your testing from the integrated Test Explorer in Visual Studio. These tests are seamlessly integrated with the automated build capabilities of Team Foundation Server. You now have the tools to build a gated check-in workflow or a continuous integration system easily. The testing framework is extensible and developers can customize it to meet the specialized needs of their application. In this session, we show you how to build comprehensive test suites for your Windows Phone apps by leveraging these Visual Studio capabilities, set up systems to prevent regressions, and overall ship a great quality app.
Over the last years, many customers have had to deal with cyber attacks targeted at intellectual property. We have entered a new phase in which criminals unleash destructive attacks, rendering IT environments unusable and effectively halting business. Consumerization of IT and the cloud add inherent tension and security implications to this new reality. How can one deal with data that moves in and out of your datacenters, to unmanaged devices and cloud services not directly under your control? How can you create a cost efficient architecture and plan for prevention, detection, and recovery in a time where cloud and consumerization of IT are high on every CxO's agenda? The presenters of this session have been on the Targeted Attack frontline with enterprise customers over the last years. They explain the threats of targeted attacks and share an architecture model using a data classification model, as well as their field experiences and services you can leverage to deal with prevention, detection and recovery.