Windows 8.1 provides new APIs geared to high-performance list scenarios in XAML apps. In this video, Tim Heuer will provide an overview of the APIs and explain how the platform and Visual Studio tooling teams worked together to build productivity on top of the APIs. Tim will also show a demonstration of several highly-requested features now available in Windows 8.1.
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 Lync 2013, Microsoft has introduced a number of new features that require Exchange 2013-- knowing what they are, and how they work, is critical to knowing what you'll get from an upgrade to Exchange 2013. In this session, Exchange MVP and author Paul Robichaux will dive into the Lync-related integration features in Exchange 2013, including OAuth configuration, support for high-resolution photos, and the Lync Storage Service (LYSS). You'll learn how to configure Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 to work together to give you full access to those features.