Take a lightning tour of the many connectivity options for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 Store Apps. There are more than ever before: HTTP networking APIs, NFC and Bluetooth including ‘tap to connect’ and WebApi REST services are just the tip of the iceberg. See how to build apps that work with DataSense 2.0. Store settings and data in Microsoft OneDrive. Share state between a Windows Phone 8.1 app and the Windows 8.1 version of your app. See some practical demos, such as how to implement compression with HTTP networking and how you can handle credentials when accessing services that require user authentication. We’ll also take a quick look at building a mobile back end with Microsoft Azure Mobile Services and connecting with it from your app.
In this report, we shall focus on the capabilities of the new control panel in Azure (Azure Portal Preview), which is a single workspace for developing and managing cloud applications. Implementation of this new panel is not just merely an interface change, it is a new approach to DevOps. This report includes a demonstration of how to establish continuous deployment of websites and databases, manage builds and tests, as well as track their relationship with tasks and work items.