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Developing software solutions that work across several devices and platforms is becoming increasingly important. With that in mind, Visual Studio 2015 attempts to streamline sharing code across platforms in a number of ways. This video provides an overview Visual Studio 2015's new shared project type and how you can use it to share code across platforms. The video also briefly covers portable code libraries (PCLs) and shares best practices for choosing a code sharing strategy.
To find out more information about cross device development with Visual Studio, check out this whitepaper on building mobile apps with Microsoft tools and resources, leveraging the Azure platform.
You already know the ingredients: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Visual Studio. Now, using real-world customer examples and a comprehensive demo, learn how to weave these technologies together into a practical, end-to-end, turnkey solution. The demo shows you how enterprise IT can create a secure, multi-tenant, policy-driven cloud that spans from your datacenter into Azure. You also learn how application owners and developers can use this cloud to deploy, manage and seamlessly move .NET and Java applications between private and public resources (without code changes!) using a solution from Apprenda and Microsoft.
Learn how companies can publish their line-of-business apps for deployment to Windows and Windows Phone, and then manage the lifecycles of those apps. The two platforms haven’t yet converged on a single mechanism for doing this, and this session helps you navigate the differences. This session provides overviews of each platform as well as what’s new for 8.1, including policy allowing only certain apps to run on Windows Phone, the ability to remotely install and uninstall apps from a Windows Phone, changes to line-of-business app deployment in Windows 8.1 Update, and more. Also, see how MDM vendors such as Windows Intune choose to abstract many of the differences and service both platforms in a unified way.