Using the new tools included in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, it is easier than ever to create apps that share most of their code. Code can be shared using the new shared app template in Visual Studio, as well as by creating Portable Class Libraries. This session walks through the development of a shared app, showing you where code can be shared and where it still makes sense to implement platform-specific features.
Cloud hosting and geo-distribution take the problems that cause the "it works on my machine" phenomenon to a whole new level. In this video, we'll show you how to set up Visual Studio Online Application Insights to tell you whether your application is available, and if it's performing well, in the four corners of the earth, so that you can resolve issues before your customers even know they exist.