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Sunday, April 20, 2014

What's in the storage for Built 2014

Built 2014,the Microsoft’s developer conference was really a big event spanning days and multiple sessions, with too many details to cover.

To cut things short, check out the highlighted keynotes and key takeaways from official press release.

In a nutshell, Built 2014 made the following key announcements:
  • Windows Phone 8.1 - Cortana (powered by BING search), S/MIME for encrypted mail, VPN support
  • Windows 8.1 Updates - Key features of the update include user interface improvements for mouse and keyboard users and performance and compatibility enhancements to Internet Explorer 11
  • $0 royalty licensing program for OEM and ODM partners developing smartphones and tablets with screens under nine inches
  • Three new Lumia smartphones for Windows Phone 8.1
  • Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 Release - Universal projects allow developers to use approximately 90 percent of the same code, a single packaging system, and a common user interface to target apps for phones, tablets and PCs

Built 2014 was held at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA,April 2 – 4

To dwell more into developers, I found these few sessions to be most interesting.

1.) Modern C++: What You Need to Know

2.) Thinking for Programmers

3.) What’s New for Windows and Windows Phone Developers

4.) The New Windows Phone Application Model

5.) Getting Started with Visual Studio Online

6.) Tips and Tricks in Visual Studio 2013

7.) Running Java and Oracle Applications on Azure

8.) Internet Explorer as a Web Application Platform

9.) Visual Studio and .NET Overview

10.) Deploying and Managing Enterprise Apps

11.) Modern Camera and Imaging Apps in Windows and Windows Phone

12.) .NET Community & Open Source

13.) Windows Store, Dev Center, Monetization and Ads: A Panel Discussion

14.) Developing Neural Networks Using Visual Studio

15.) Cutting Edge Graphics in HTML

16.) How to Analyze Performance Issues in Your Windows and Windows Phone Apps

17.) Optimizing C++ for Modern Hardware

18.) Simplifying Hardware Development for Windows Platforms

19.) Optimizing C++ for Modern Hardware

20.) HTML5 Platform from Web to Apps

We will walk-through each of these sessions in separate posts in details.

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