Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 have a converged push notifications platform and development model. In this talk we dive into great new things with the Tiles, Toast and background push notifications that can you can incorporate in your apps. We walk through some best practices and work through sample code on how you can use push notifications in your apps.
Xamarin has 5 years of history, but it's just part of 15 years of history of the Mono Project, which has been often collaborating with Microsoft. [Atsushi] explains how it had risen from ground zero to become part of Microsoft now.