Microsoft and the .NET community is embracing GitHub in a big way. Microsoft is designing the next version of C# in the open using GitHub issues. The next generation of ASP.NET is being written with the community on GitHub. Most community driven .NET open source projects are now on GitHub.
Mobile continues to expand and evolve at a rapid pace. Users expect great native experiences in the palm of their hands on each and every platform. A major hurdle for developers today is that each platform has its own programming language and tools to learn and maintain. Even if you tackle the burden of learning Objective-C and Java you will still have to manage multiple code bases, which can be a nightmare for any development team large or small. It doesn't have to be this way as you can create Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows Store apps leveraging the .NET framework and everything you love about C#.
With ever increasing amounts of connected "things" and volumes of data, visual representations are often key to decode the meaning behind the data and make better informed decision. The geospatial and temporal contexts provide us with additional dimensions to pivot and understand the data. In this session we have a quick look at Microsoft products and services that make spatial not special before we dive into new features in Bing Maps and Spatial Data Services that allow us to manage and visualize geospatial data in the Microsoft Cloud and make them accessible across devices.