Want to be part of the Internet of Things revolution then this session is for you. Estimates for connected "things" run between 50 and 200 billion devices and a 9 Trillion dollar industry by 2020. But whatever the number is, we know it's big. So be you from an organisation looking to further streamline operations, or a budding entrepreneur with a burning idea or a Maker enthusiast with a passion of technology then come along to this session, we'll crack open Visual Studio and it'll be your chance to learn about Microsoft's "Internet of Things" Devices and Development tools.
With the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1, it is now possible to write truly native cross platform apps with Windows Universal apps. Get an introduction to building apps that run on the Windows Runtime, supported on both smartphone, tablet, desktop and everything in between. The talk will cover the following and more - What are the new development tools and features for Universal apps - Changes to application life cycle management - Cross platform synchronization - configure once - Geofencing and geolocation based notifications - Publish one app to both the Windows and Windows Phone stores This is the first step towards native apps running across the Microsoft ecosystem, including phone, desktop and Xbox.