Windows and Windows Phone have a converged Live Tiles platform and development model. In Windows Phone 8.1 you’ll be able to do great new things with the Tiles Platform and this session is targeted at helping you understand several critical tiles topics. We talk about our converged WNS push platform and about migrating your tiles from a Windows Phone 8.0 app to a Windows Phone 8.1 app and how to best take advantage of the new Tile Templates and scenarios available to you using the converged model on Windows Phone 8.1.
In this video Aaron takes me through the .NET implementation of Akka, a highly concurrent reactive programming model for building scalable systems. Akka.net uses the actor model to help facilitate the creation of distributed systems: all in .NET to boot. Aaron knows exactly what he's talking about when it comes to this framework primarily because he happens to be one of the primary commiters on the project. To learn more:
Hotspot 2.0 (HS2) is based on a new Wi-Fi standard aimed at making Wi-Fi connectivity more seamless and secure. No more sifting through various network names, trying to figure out which network is safe and secure. No more wasting time on login screens or captive portals! In this session, we’ll take a look at how Windows 10 detects and securely connects you to Hotspot 2.0 networks – automatically. Speaker: Jay Mahendru
Whether you call them "Metro apps," "Windows 8 Design-Style apps," "RT apps," or "modern apps," the new class of applications for Windows 8 and later tablets are not only here to stay, they also offer some interesting advantages and challenges for IT pros. Much has been written about modern apps, but 99% of that was written with developers in mind. That makes a certain amount of sense, as no one is going to ask us IT pros to support software that hasn't yet been written, but given that the Windows Store added its 100,000th modern app back in July of 2013, it's reasonable to assert that the time has come for IT pros to know more about the members of the six-figure army. How are they structured? ARE they more secure? Where are they stored? What options do you have to deploy them? What about "sideloading," the method to roll out home-grown line-of-business apps? Join us for an informative, entertaining, and real-world look at the latest crop of Windows apps!