Learn how to leverage Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration to operationalize “DevOps” capabilities on Azure. We start with the basics of PowerShell DSC working through the basic architecture, example uses and preventing “configuration drift.” We review DevOps principles and then apply those principles using PowerShell DSC over Azure to enable continuous deployment.
In this session the speaker will go through the various uses of Windows Azure for dev and test scenarios. The content wil call out common current day flaws in testing, such as don't test at all, poor/incomplete hardware, out of date builds in QA, can't test to scale, and several other scenarios. The demo in this session will include building/deploying a simple ASP.Net MVC4 app for testing.
With the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1, it is now possible to write truly native cross platform apps with Windows Universal apps. Get an introduction to building apps that run on the Windows Runtime, supported on both smartphone, tablet, desktop and everything in between. The talk will cover the following and more - What are the new development tools and features for Universal apps - Changes to application life cycle management - Cross platform synchronization - configure once - Geofencing and geolocation based notifications - Publish one app to both the Windows and Windows Phone stores This is the first step towards native apps running across the Microsoft ecosystem, including phone, desktop and Xbox.