Windows and Windows Phone have a converged Live Tiles platform and development model. In Windows Phone 8.1 you’ll be able to do great new things with the Tiles Platform and this session is targeted at helping you understand several critical tiles topics. We talk about our converged WNS push platform and about migrating your tiles from a Windows Phone 8.0 app to a Windows Phone 8.1 app and how to best take advantage of the new Tile Templates and scenarios available to you using the converged model on Windows Phone 8.1.
Mobile app development has really exploded over the past few years. And with that, so have the number of options available to developers. Developers are looking for ways to maximize code reuse while being able to deploy to multiple platforms. In this session, David Totzke and Lori Lalonde talk about cross platform development, and the options available to developers - PhoneGap, Appcelerator's Titanium, Telerik's AppBuilder, Sencha Touch, and Xamarin, to name a few.
Two self-proclaimed “Server Huggers” will take you along their journey of how they overcame their apprehension of Cloud technologies to level up their IT Skills. In other words bringing clarity to the role of the IT Professional in a cloud world. This two part demo heavy session provides practical real world examples of how to replicate and extend an existing on premise infrastructure to the next generation of Server and Cloud - opening the door to simple, predictable and scalable IT solutions that put the IT Professional back in control. Part Two: Find out the real world difference between using your own big room of blinky lights or extending to the cloud.