The new Universal Application project promises to reduce the amount of code you need to write, but does it reduce the amount of design work you have to do? In this demo-heavy session, XAML guru Nick Randolph explores the tooling available in Blend and the patterns you’d use to produce stunning Universal Applications with a minimum amount of work.
Learn how ASP.NET Web API, Visual Studio and Mobile Services come together as a great way to build, run, debug, and host your APIs. Learn how the new .NET support in Mobile Services augments your Web API with mobile capabilities such as auth, offline connectivity, and push notifications. Hear how Mobile Services provides turn-key access to heterogeneous data sources, whether it is SQL or Table Storage, or Mongo, whether it is in the cloud or on-prem. Publish your API, and Mobile Services will take the burden of managing and monitoring your API from your shoulders.
Brian Keller sits down with Aaron Bjork (Visual Studio Online) and Bret Grinslade (Application Insights) to talk about some of the latest updates being made to this set of cloud-hosted services for developers and operations.
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.