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.
The new Universal Application project promises to reduce the amount of code you need to write, but does it reduce the amount of design work you have to do? In this demo-heavy session, XAML guru Nick Randolph explores the tooling available in Blend and the patterns you’d use to produce stunning Universal Applications with a minimum amount of work.
Configuration Manager gives users access to business applications on a wide array of platforms. In this session we provide a deep technical overview of the application model and demonstrate how an IT Admin configures applications for a variety of devices. This session includes Windows 8 app delivery to Windows 8 and 8.1, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Mac, Linux, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android inclusive of new functionality enabled by R2 and Windows Intune.