Windows 8.1 makes it easy for you to create apps that control devices using the Human Interface Devices (HID) industry standard. This session goes deep into the design of the new Windows Runtime HID API and walks you through the API and its functionality. It also demonstrates a custom HID peripheral to show you how to write apps that discover and communicate with HID devices using input, output, and feature reports.
In this session we begin by comparing and contrasting Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with an eye toward illustrating how to maximize the amount of code you reuse when building for both platforms. In addition to providing a good understanding of the major similarities and differences between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, we will show you how to build apps that share maximum code between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 projects.
In this session Michael will talk about what types of cloud services are available and what their functions are. The differences between worker roles and instances of these services will be looked at. How these instances can be effectively scaled up or down depending on business need will also be covered. Role life cycle, service configuration and diagnostics will be discussed as well as different approaches to upgrading and deployment of the services.
Speaker: Michael West Sr Lead Consultant Catapult Systems