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.
Windows 8.1 provides new APIs geared to high-performance list scenarios in XAML apps. In this video, Tim Heuer will provide an overview of the APIs and explain how the platform and Visual Studio tooling teams worked together to build productivity on top of the APIs. Tim will also show a demonstration of several highly-requested features now available in Windows 8.1.
Visual C++ in Visual Studio 2013 includes improvements for Windows App developers in the core language and libraries, as well in tooling, debugging and designers. This video will provide an overview of these new features in Visual Studio 2013 for C++ developers building Windows Store apps.