Nowadays, you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network wherever you go – at homes, coffee shops, malls, hotels, even on air-planes! Have you ever wondered who else is connected to all these networks? With Windows 10’s DNS Service Discovery (DNS-SD) API, you can create apps that discover other devices over the same network. In this session, we’ll take a look at how the DNS-SD API can be used for creating multi-user applications without needing to setup a web server or any other complex systems; all you need is for all devices to be on the same network! Speaker: Jay Mahendru
With the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1, it is now possible to write truly native cross platform apps with Windows Universal apps. Get an introduction to building apps that run on the Windows Runtime, supported on both smartphone, tablet, desktop and everything in between. The talk will cover the following and more - What are the new development tools and features for Universal apps - Changes to application life cycle management - Cross platform synchronization - configure once - Geofencing and geolocation based notifications - Publish one app to both the Windows and Windows Phone stores This is the first step towards native apps running across the Microsoft ecosystem, including phone, desktop and Xbox.