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.
Join this session to learn how Microsoft IT is successfully managing the Application lifecycle in their System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 environment with zero touch. Deep technical overview on how Microsoft IT automates LOB application publishing by leveraging System Center Orchestrator, Configuration Manager cmdlets, PowerShell scripts, and Team Foundation Server. This session covers the key stages of the application lifecycle for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, Windows RT, and iOS – starting with Application object creation, deployment, supersedence, and ending with the retirement/removal of the application object from the environment—all this without the administrator having to lift a finger.