Windows 8.1 provides new APIs geared to high-performance list scenarios in XAML apps. In this video, Tim Heuer will provide an overview of the APIs and explain how the platform and Visual Studio tooling teams worked together to build productivity on top of the APIs. Tim will also show a demonstration of several highly-requested features now available in Windows 8.1.
Visual Studio 2015 integrates with two new package managers: Bower and NPM (Node Packaged Modules). Developers can now use modern web tools such as Grunt and Gulp to execute tasks like bunding, minification, script compilation (including LESS, Sass, CoffeeScript, and Typescript) and a lot more. This video shows how to interact with Bower and NPM, and shows how to use Grunt to run client tasks in the new Task Runner Explorer.