In April at Build 2014, Microsoft unveiled universal Windows apps, a new approach that enables developers to maximize their ability to deliver outstanding application experiences across Windows PCs, laptops, tablets, and Windows Phones. This means it's now easier than ever to create apps that share most of their code. Code can be shared using the new shared app templates, as well as by creating Portable class libraries. This session will walk through the development of a shared app and will discuss where it still makes sense to implement platform specific features.
Cloud hosting and geo-distribution take the problems that cause the "it works on my machine" phenomenon to a whole new level. In this video, we'll show you how to set up Visual Studio Online Application Insights to tell you whether your application is available, and if it's performing well, in the four corners of the earth, so that you can resolve issues before your customers even know they exist.