Authentication and Authorisation can be tricky, with many different methods of performing similar tasks and it can be hard to figure out what's best for your projects. It gets even trickier when you start thinking about how to authorise cross platform applications including web and apps (and now with Xamarin thrown in, it's even murkier!). Throw in WebAPI2 on the other side and it's starting to become unclear how to make a great experience for developers and end users alike. In this session Jordan will demonstrate how to build a centralised authentication system that supports web and apps, passing claims around all over the place using Json Web Tokens ending up in a WebAPI2 based API site. The session will investigate a range of concepts from web to app to API, including best practices, Autofac powered filters, OWIN and other cool concepts that your services need!
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This session will focus on what the Microsoft modern principles are, and the steps needed to evolve a common on-premise system architecture to something that is more modern. We will discuss the tenants of modern architecture and why they are important. The speaker will also walk through changes that can be made to update a sample application to a more modern style. Cost factors will be discussed, including the manual work needed, testing, and risks of change.
Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 have a converged push notifications platform and development model. In this talk we dive into great new things with the Tiles, Toast and background push notifications that can you can incorporate in your apps. We walk through some best practices and work through sample code on how you can use push notifications in your apps.