We live in a world of heterogeneous devices. In this session we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a number of strategies for producing cross-platform applications. Starting with HTML, moving through hybrid apps up to native apps, Mitch will explain the architectural patterns of each approach and explore the use-cases in which each approach is most appropriate. At the end of this session you’ll be much better equipped to decide on the best strategy for internal, B2B and B2C applications that need to be available to the entire audience, regardless of the device they use.
This session demonstrates how a new class of scenarios and user experiences can be enabled by re-imagining solutions using cloud-based technology and Apps for Office. Learn how to make cloud-based line-of-business applications which include Apps for Office in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and also how to supplement them with Office 365 SharePoint web sites, Windows Phone 8 apps, notifications, and Azure Web Sites and SQL Databases. See an extremely polished end-to-end demo scenario unfold, related to idea generation, qualification, selection, development, and evaluation. Learn how all the components in the demo are built, what patterns are used to implement them, and have a lot of fun along the way. This session also has a little bit of March Madness flavor baked into it which will provide an entertaining and enlightening experience.