Windows Phone applications don't need to be all about taps and swipes. Enabling voice interactions within your phone applications allow all new ways to engage users. This session will show how to enable an app to be launched via voice commands (e.g. 'Search for Kangaroos'), and enabling voice interactions within an app (e.g. 'Pause'/'Turn the page').
Windows 8 introduces a number of highly visible changes to Windows, such as a store experience, a new model and UI paradigm for apps, and touch friendliness. But, if you're a nerd, there's a lot more under the covers to be excited about. The security underpinnings of Windows 8 App Store applications are very differentiating. Join Chris Jackson ("The App Compat Guy") for a 75 minute exploration of the deep internals underlying the Windows 8 App security experience, which can help you explain the superior level of trust we are able to deliver.
Innovation is a funny beast. Sometimes I think more people write books about it than actually do it. But talk is cheap. Effective action isn't. But anyone who has reached the Imagine Cup Finals knows that. So you have a head-start. What I hope to do in this session is give you a leg up - to share with you what I think that I have learned over the past 35 years that may help you going forward. If there is a single key message in what I have to say, it is that scholarship, classic research, and history are as important to study, as is "invention", in terms of being an effective innovator. That and a love of what you are doing.