Serving up content on the Internet is something our web sites do daily. But are we doing this in the fastest way possible? How are users in faraway countries experiencing our apps? Why do we have three webservers serving the same content over and over again? In this session, we'll explore the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network or CDN, a service which makes it easy to serve up blobs, videos and other content from servers close to our users. We'll explore simple file serving as well as some more advanced, dynamic edge caching scenarios.
Dr. Stephen Hawking has ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and has relied on assistive technology. Researchers from Intel Labs collaborated with Hawking on a new solution called ACAT (Assistive Context Aware Toolkit) that makes it easier for him to communicate, and navigate the computer and the Internet. ACAT uses various Microsoft open development tools, including Azure, C# and .NET 4.5, and the project was recently open sourced on GitHub so that developers and those with disabilities could customize it to their needs.
In Visual Studio 2013 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013, we have added a lot of highly anticipated productivity features for building XAML apps. In this video, you’ll see how the new XAML editor features in Visual Studio, and the new design features in both Visual Studio and Blend, enable you to build richer apps, with higher productivity.