Scott Hanselman spent some time talking to Maria Naggaga, a Microsoft Evangelist that works with students. Her perspective on getting starting with web development and working with students is very refreshing.
The new Universal Application project promises to reduce the amount of code you need to write, but does it reduce the amount of design work you have to do? In this demo-heavy session, XAML guru Nick Randolph explores the tooling available in Blend and the patterns you’d use to produce stunning Universal Applications with a minimum amount of work.
This video introduces the new Excel REST APIs (public preview) that are being released as part of Microsoft Graph APIs. These APIs enable you to develop applications that read and modify data in an Excel workbook. The APIs can be used to build new class of web and mobile applications that take advantage of analytical and visualization power of Excel.