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!
Enterprise Social is enabling organizations across the world to transform their businesses, to harnesses the power of their most valuable asset, their people, by connecting employees, customers, and partners. In this session, learn about the value of enterprise social, Microsoft's vision, and our latest product roadmap.
With Skype used for more than 2 billion minutes a day (and counting), "Unified Communication" has now definitively changed communications, being available to your customers, at any time and any place. This session will give you a technical deep dive on the available possibilities for developers to enhance your customer service. It will demonstrate how the Skype-Lync Connectivity can improve the reachability of your enterprise, far beyond of what the ordinary telephone call approach can do. Illustrated by the native Lync contact center application LUCS, which already enables integration of Skype and Lync in the contact center, this session explains how to unleash the power of the various APIs available on Lync and Skype.