Windows 8 apps that aren’t in the foreground are suspended by the operating system, but the background task API allows these apps to execute code in the background. This session introduces background processing in WinRT and provides numerous examples of its use.
As the world continues to move more and more online and toward the cloud, so have the people who target our customers with fraud and abuse. In this talk I will give insights into the types of issues our customers are facing every day, the impact it can have on our lives, and how these types of problems could affect our ability to grow Microsoft into the leading devices and services company.
After years of intensive study (first of C++0x, then of C++11, and most recently of C++14), Scott thinks he finally has a clue. About the effective use of C++11, that is (including C++14 revisions). At last year’s Going Native, Herb Sutter predicted that Scott would produce a new version of Effective C++ in the 2013-14 time frame, and Scott’s working on proving him almost right. Rather than revise Effective C++, Scott decided to write a new book that focuses exclusively on C++11/14: on the things the experts almost always do (or almost always avoid doing) to produce clear, efficient, effective code. In this presentation, Scott will present a taste of the Items he expects to include in Effective C++11/14. If all goes as planned, he’ll also solicit your help in choosing a cover for the book.