This session demonstrates the new Windows Speech Platform capabilities and extensibility for Cortana Extensibility, including information to help hardware and software developers plan to implement Windows Speech Platform functionality into devices on the Windows platform and/or develop speech capable devices. Topics include: hardware requirements, testing tools, audio pipeline, voice activation, speech recognition, and extensibility platform support for Cortana. Intended Audience: OEMs, ODMs, IDHs, Driver Developers.
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.
ASP.NET vNext is a lean and composable framework for building web and cloud applications. ASP.NET vNext is fully open source and available on GitHub. ASP.NET vNext is currently in preview, and in this talk Fowler and Edwards will put it all into Context. vNext apps can use a cloud-optimized subset of the .NET framework. This subset of the framework is about 11 megabytes in size compared to 200 megabytes for the full framework, and is composed of a collection of NuGet packages. What does that mean for compatibility? When would you choose vNext and when would you not? You don't have to use Visual Studio to develop ASP.NET vNext applications. You can develop and run vNext on platforms that Visual Studio doesn't run on. But Visual Studio provides the best development experience, and we'll cover ASP.NET vNext both inside and outside the IDE.
Are you interested in the future and the roadmap for the WPF platform? If so, this session is for you. We will take an in-depth look at our areas of investment and the new features we are working on for .NET 4.6 and future releases of the WPF Platform. We will talk about how WPF platform will evolve in the long term, and the strategies you should start considering to get the best out of future platform improvements. Finally, we will take a look at the new authoring, debugging and diagnostics experiences available for WPF applications in Visual Studio 2015.