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.
Microsoft Office and SharePoint Server 2013 introduce a new app model that brings the best of web development to Office and SharePoint. This session shows you how to get started and quickly create apps on this new model with the browser based tooling codenamed “Napa”, and how you can turn those apps into more advanced, rich scenarios with Visual Studio 2013.