In the cloud-first, mobile-first world, people are building Android and iOS applications and need a powerful cloud-powered backend. This session will review all of the ways that Azure can help build amazing applications on top of Microsoft’s cloud platform. This includes options for data storage, push notifications, job processing, media delivery, offline data sync, authentication and more. We’ll review all of these features at a high level and dive into some live coding demos throughout! Speaker: Chris Risner
The first major decision when planning for a Lync deployment is how to deploy Microsoft Lync: as Lync Server 2013 on premises, or Lync Online with Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud. This first decision will shape service quality, resiliency, and resource optimization in your deployment. This session goes over the differences between "on-premise," hybrid, and "on-line" solutions and details situations where each would be optimal for your deployment. Finally, this session covers hosted solutions, the interoperability between Lync and Office 365, and offers guidance in preparing for a potential migration to the cloud.
This session demonstrates the new Windows Speech Platform capabilities and extensibility for Cortana Extensibility, including information to help hardware and software developers plan to implement Windows Speech Platform functionality into devices on the Windows platform and/or develop speech capable devices. Topics include: hardware requirements, testing tools, audio pipeline, voice activation, speech recognition, and extensibility platform support for Cortana. Intended Audience: OEMs, ODMs, IDHs, Driver Developers.
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.