Whether you call them "Metro apps," "Windows 8 Design-Style apps," "RT apps," or "modern apps," the new class of applications for Windows 8 and later tablets are not only here to stay, they also offer some interesting advantages and challenges for IT pros. Much has been written about modern apps, but 99% of that was written with developers in mind. That makes a certain amount of sense, as no one is going to ask us IT pros to support software that hasn't yet been written, but given that the Windows Store added its 100,000th modern app back in July of 2013, it's reasonable to assert that the time has come for IT pros to know more about the members of the six-figure army. How are they structured? ARE they more secure? Where are they stored? What options do you have to deploy them? What about "sideloading," the method to roll out home-grown line-of-business apps? Join us for an informative, entertaining, and real-world look at the latest crop of Windows apps!
Do you want to create automated tests for your Windows Phone apps? With Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 you can now create automated tests for your XAML-based Windows Phone apps. Starting from unit tests to functional end-to-end scenario tests, you can now perform all of your testing from the integrated Test Explorer in Visual Studio. These tests are seamlessly integrated with the automated build capabilities of Team Foundation Server. You now have the tools to build a gated check-in workflow or a continuous integration system easily. The testing framework is extensible and developers can customize it to meet the specialized needs of their application. In this session, we show you how to build comprehensive test suites for your Windows Phone apps by leveraging these Visual Studio capabilities, set up systems to prevent regressions, and overall ship a great quality app.
Security and Compliance are two of the biggest concerns for businesses who are looking to migrate workloads to the public cloud. Businesses can take advantage of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (ConfigMgr) and Security Compliance Manager (SCM) to keep their Azure VMs in 'green' state while reducing the attack surface and security risks of their VMs. In this session we'll take a look at how to secure your Azure VMs using Endpoint Protection, maintain patch level using ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and how to meet your security compliance requirements using SCM and ConfigMgr Compliance Settings. Presenter: Andreas Wasita (Kloud)_x000D_