Windows Phone 8.1 has brought hundreds of new features, enhancements, and functionality to the Windows Phone platform. In this session we will cover the big ticket items, and why they are significant game changes for mobile application development. And still there will be a lot to cover including: Geofencing, Bluetooth LE, Universal Apps, developer tool updates, HTML apps, Web Authentication Broker, CredentialLocker, background tasks and triggers, new enterprise features, and Cortana.
Regardless of whether you’re building on a private infrastructure, in a hybrid environment, or deploying to a public cloud, there are optimizations you can make in storage and availability that will improve the manageability and performance of your application and environment. Join this session to hear more about the end-to-end scale, performance, and availability improvements coming with Windows Server. We dive into deploying and managing storage using SMB shares, show the improved experience in everyday storage management such as deploying patches to the cloud, and share how to leverage faster live migration when responding to new load demands. Starting with Windows Server 2012, Microsoft offered a complete storage stack from the hardware up, leveraging commodity JBODs surfaced as Virtual Disks via Storage Spaces, hosted by Scale-Out File Server nodes and servicing client requests via SMB 3.0. Now, with major features added in Windows Server 2012 R2 (e.g., Storage Tiering and SMB Redirection), the story gets even better! As a critical piece in the Modern Datacenter (i.e., a Software-Defined Datacenter), SDS plays a crucial role in improving utilization and increasing cost efficiency, scalability, and elasticity. This session empowers you to architect, implement, and monitor this key capability. Come learn how to design, deploy, configure, and automate a storage solution based completely on Windows technologies, as well as how to troubleshoot and manage via the in-box stack and Microsoft System Center. Live demos galore!
The Microsoft Managed Languages team has been focused on rebuilding the VB and C# compilers and editing experiences as part of Project "Roslyn". This effort has paved the way for these languages to continue evolving for many years to come. However, what does that future actually look like? We explore the editing experience, how public APIs may be used to write language-level extensions, as well as new language features.
We are excited to share the new, Microsoft Azure Portal Preview – reimagined, redesigned, and remade for you. Join us for this journey into the future of DevOps, integrating Visual Studio Online and Azure into a single, seamless experience that allows you to get real work done fast. We look at how to connect your source code to Azure for continuous deployment, managing your builds and tests, tracking work items, and monitoring the health of your deployed application with rich insights, all inside the new Azure Portal Preview. Join us in our session and hear about the future of this new platform.