In April at Build 2014, Microsoft unveiled universal Windows apps, a new approach that enables developers to maximize their ability to deliver outstanding application experiences across Windows PCs, laptops, tablets, and Windows Phones. This means it's now easier than ever to create apps that share most of their code. Code can be shared using the new shared app templates, as well as by creating Portable class libraries. This session will walk through the development of a shared app and will discuss where it still makes sense to implement platform specific features.
You may be looking at deploying Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to support Microsoft Office 365, implement authentication to cloud applications or integrate diverse identities from partners and other organizations. Whatever your reason, AD FS will become a key component for authentication and access and as such must be scalable, highly-available and fault tolerant. Come to this session and learn how to design AD FS farms to support different scenarios and how to rapidly deploy them. The session covers the Windows Server 2012 R2 version of AD FS.
The .NET Micro Framework is an open source platform that enables you to write applications on resource constrained devices that run on a microcontroller with just a few hundred kilobytes of RAM and storage. Developers can use Visual Studio, C#, and .NET knowledge to write embedded applications without having to worry about the intricacies of each microcontroller running on their embedded device. The .NET Micro Framework is open-sourced by Microsoft Open Technologies. This video provides an introduction to the .NET Micro Framework.