Learn how companies can publish their line-of-business apps for deployment to Windows and Windows Phone, and then manage the lifecycles of those apps. The two platforms haven’t yet converged on a single mechanism for doing this, and this session helps you navigate the differences. This session provides overviews of each platform as well as what’s new for 8.1, including policy allowing only certain apps to run on Windows Phone, the ability to remotely install and uninstall apps from a Windows Phone, changes to line-of-business app deployment in Windows 8.1 Update, and more. Also, see how MDM vendors such as Windows Intune choose to abstract many of the differences and service both platforms in a unified way.
By definition, an app written on the Universal Windows Platform can run across many Windows device families, but this covers an extremely wide range of different hardware capabilities (especially to memory and CPU). If you want your app to be successful on all devices, you need to pay attention to these variations, and tune your app’s features dynamically. This talk will explain how the system applies memory and CPU resource policy, and provides insights into the underlying rationale and internal mechanisms. We’ll also see how the new API surface gives you the tools to make your app successful in the face of widely varying hardware constraints. Speaker: Andrew Whitechapel.