The new release of Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 dramatically expands the ways in which developers can build applications and games, by adding several new programming models, and also expanding the application model to support a broader set of developer scenarios. We explore these in depth and give you the information you need to get started building applications that leverage these features today.
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.