Azure Resource Manager is the future of how your services are deployed within Microsoft's public cloud. Azure Resource Templates are a powerful tool to reliably deploy entire services and essential knowledge for anyone developing Azure solutions today. In this session we'll talk about what templates are and how they are constructed, create and deploy templates, and look at the tools for seeing what's happening (and what's gone wrong).
The new Universal Application project promises to reduce the amount of code you need to write, but does it reduce the amount of design work you have to do? In this demo-heavy session, XAML guru Nick Randolph explores the tooling available in Blend and the patterns you’d use to produce stunning Universal Applications with a minimum amount of work.