Let's ease in the Hackathon with less "business and development" oriented topics and use Azure as a platform for the things that are important to us in the free time. So let's use Azure to host your IRC Shell, VoIP Server for your guild or a game server for your favorite games. Let your imagination run!
This session demonstrates how a new class of scenarios and user experiences can be enabled by re-imagining solutions using cloud-based technology and Apps for Office. Learn how to make cloud-based line-of-business applications which include Apps for Office in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and also how to supplement them with Office 365 SharePoint web sites, Windows Phone 8 apps, notifications, and Azure Web Sites and SQL Databases. See an extremely polished end-to-end demo scenario unfold, related to idea generation, qualification, selection, development, and evaluation. Learn how all the components in the demo are built, what patterns are used to implement them, and have a lot of fun along the way. This session also has a little bit of March Madness flavor baked into it which will provide an entertaining and enlightening experience.
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.
Windows Azure Mobile Services supplies a scalable and secure cloud backend for your Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS and Android apps. Use Mobile Services to structure storage, authenticate users, send push notifications and add custom logic. In this video we'll walk you through how to add a connected backend to your Windows Store App and send push notifications to your users.