The keynote will highlight some of the latest innovations and announcements from Microsoft Azure, Windows and Office 365 and Microsoft's continuing support for cross platform development and open source software. Through a series of demos and best practice sharing John Shewchuk will describe how you can transition your company in a cloud first, mobile first world.
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.
Want to see what the future of web development will be like? Azure App Service combines three formerly separate development platforms—Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services, into one simplified application development and delivery platform. We'll share how Web Apps helps developers build mission critical Web apps that scale with your business.