Monumental shifts are hitting the workplace, necessitating changes in how and with whom we communicate and collaborate. For the first time in history, four different generations are working side-by-side in the workplace. Each generation of end users has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits, and motivations. Add to that the increasing need for agile communication between every corner of your organization, from the retail store, across the shop floor, to the corporate office and beyond. Office 365 enables IT to unify end users across generations and departments under one technology. The communication and collaboration capabilities in Office 365 help IT meet the varied needs of these end users. In this session, come learn how IT can make the most of these capabilities in Office 365 to support the needs of every end user to help them be more productive at work.
Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 have a converged push notifications platform and development model. In this talk we dive into great new things with the Tiles, Toast and background push notifications that can you can incorporate in your apps. We walk through some best practices and work through sample code on how you can use push notifications in your apps.
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!