You've probably heard about the extensive software downloads included with MSDN subscriptions, but did you know that as a subscriber you can also receive cloud services, training, and support benefits? This video provides an overview of some of the most popular benefits, including Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio Online, Pluralsight training, and technical support. You'll also learn the easiest way to find out about the benefits that come with your subscription, as well as how to activate your benefits.
In April at Build 2014, Microsoft unveiled universal Windows apps, a new approach that enables developers to maximize their ability to deliver outstanding application experiences across Windows PCs, laptops, tablets, and Windows Phones. This means it's now easier than ever to create apps that share most of their code. Code can be shared using the new shared app templates, as well as by creating Portable class libraries. This session will walk through the development of a shared app and will discuss where it still makes sense to implement platform specific features.
Windows app packaging and deployment just got even better. Come learn how! In this session, learn about the packaging, deployment, and storage features available in Windows 8.1 Update for Desktop and Phone. You’ll leave with an understanding of what these features mean for your Windows Phone SilverLight apps and Windows XAML Windows Store and how to leverage them, and how they benefit your end-users.