Individual humans do not scale very well. Let's face it, we can barely multitask. So with Cloud Computing how do we keep up with the growing demand for maintenance tasks for these "infinitely scalable" assets? The answer is automation. Azure Automation is a highly available automation service which helps you "Automate all the things". Anything from deployments, to monitoring to maintenance tasks can be set up using this reliable workflow execution engine. This presentation covers the fundamentals of the Azure Automation service and provides some insights into how to leverage it with your own solutions.
Windows powers the App platform on Xbox One but how different or similar is the Xbox One app platform to Windows? How is Windows adapted to provide an amazing 10’ experience on Xbox Live? This session will cover how many of the great features you love on Windows are utilized on Xbox One to drive the experience and delight end-users.
Windows Azure Mobile Services provides an easy-to-use back-end, allowing mobile developers to store data in the cloud, easily authenticate users, and send push notifications to mobile devices. In this video, we’ll show you the new tooling for Mobile Services in Visual Studio 2013, and demonstrate how to use it to build connected Windows Store applications.
Windows Phone 8.1 introduces new mechanisms to allow applications to execute while not in the foreground. A converged Triggers and Background Tasks implementation allows tasks to launch on time, location, push, Bluetooth and system events. Learn how new resource policies affect how and when your application runs in the background and how to use these new feature from Windows XAML and Microsoft Silverlight 8.1 applications.