Noah will provide an overview of storage in Windows Azure, including how to store, access, manage, and secure data in Azure. Noah will talk about how to use Windows Azure Storage in traditional applications as well as how to design applications using "cloud thinking".
Speaker: Noah Benedict Managing Consultant, Catapult Systems
Join MVP David O'Brien in finding out how to manage your infrastructure with Desired State Configuration the easy way. This session will demonstrate how you define the way you want a computer to look like, how to deploy that configuration, how little infrastructure one needs to get there and how DSC enforces that configuration. All that, with nearly no need to know Powershell. This session will enable you to go and automate stuff the easy way and probably secure your next pay rise!
Using the new tools included in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, it is easier than ever to create apps that share most of their code. Code can be shared using the new shared app template in Visual Studio, as well as by creating Portable Class Libraries. This session walks through the development of a shared app, showing you where code can be shared and where it still makes sense to implement platform-specific features.