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.
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.
Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were undoubtedly the most important sporting event of 2014. During the Games, the official website of the Games became the most popular sports website in the world. We shall take a look under the hood and analyze its distributed architecture organically built on Microsoft Azure in order to cope with the rapidly growing and unpredictable load. Come and learn about the interesting problems we faced, as well as about how we designed our system in accordance with the strict requirements for this class of solutions.