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.
The Lync Call Quality Methodology (CQM) is a practical approach that applies the broad guidance we have published in the Lync Networking Guide. CQM is a data driven framework backed by SQL queries and an operational process to systematically improve and maintain call quality. CQM was derived from Microsoft and some of our largest customer deployments. CQM was published in v2 of the Networking Guide complete with queries and an updated set of 2010/2013 KHIs. This session will go through the individual components of CQM, describe our recommended process for implementing it, show findings from using CQM and go into detail on how the SQL queries work and how you can customize them for you or your customer's needs.
Pluralsight - the world's largest tech training library, providing online courses for professional developers and IT admins - is one of the latest benefits available to MSDN subscribers. In this video you'll learn about this new training benefit, including the courses you have access to, course examples, learning features, and how to activate your Pluralsight subscription. You'll also hear from Aaron Skonnard, CEO of Pluralsight, about the mission of his company.