In this introduction video, we will see the basics of Azure Search and how it allows us to search over a large amount of data. We will also see the index management and index population process. At the end, we will see a sample application which integrates with Azure Search and how it's written distributed architecture in mind.
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.