Take a lightning tour of the many connectivity options for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 Store Apps. There are more than ever before: HTTP networking APIs, NFC and Bluetooth including ‘tap to connect’ and WebApi REST services are just the tip of the iceberg. See how to build apps that work with DataSense 2.0. Store settings and data in Microsoft OneDrive. Share state between a Windows Phone 8.1 app and the Windows 8.1 version of your app. See some practical demos, such as how to implement compression with HTTP networking and how you can handle credentials when accessing services that require user authentication. We’ll also take a quick look at building a mobile back end with Microsoft Azure Mobile Services and connecting with it from your app.
Model-View-ViewModel is the most popular UI separation pattern for building loosely coupled and maintainable XAML applications. In this session you will get a quick review of the fundamentals of the MVVM pattern and then will see how to apply it in the context of the new Universal Windows Platform of Windows 10. You'll learn how to seamlessly fit the pattern into the native constructs of data binding, components, navigation, and application lifecycle of a Windows 10 application.
Welcome to TechNet Virtual Conference! Hosts Mary Jo Foley and Rick Claus will be kicking off the event with some fun pub type quizzes and going through live cams to check in with fans at viewing parties from around the world.
A quick background on our hosts:
Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for more than 30 years for a variety of publications. She writes the ZDNet "All About Microsoft" blog (www.allaboutmicrosoft.com), which covers the products, people and strategies that make Microsoft tick. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Foley regularly guests on radio, TV and other podcasts, where she comments on all things Microsoft-related.
I'm Rick Claus, and it's my job to engage with the worldwide Technical Community of Sysadmins, Lan Admins and technical geeks of all kinds on behalf of Microsoft. As a Sr. Technical Evangelist, my role is to work with the Azure Engineering and develop and deliver sessions and create video content to support platform awareness for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Windows Server, core infrastructure services, Virtualization technologies of all kinds, Storage and all things "cloud".