May 21, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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At Build 2014, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8.1 Update 1, Windows Phone 8.1, and Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. In addition, we introduced the ability to use the new Universal App project-type in Visual Studio to write for every Microsoft platform with a single, shared code base. I will introduce the Universal App model, demonstrating this new paradigm around the Visual Studio Solution – shared projects. What does it mean for Windows developers? What does it mean for every developer?
Presenter: Jerry Nixon
Jerry is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, teaching and speaking on Windows, Phone, and Desktop. Seasoned in Colorado, his career launched with Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 – he was delivering data-centric solutions while “database developer” was a novel term. He received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work, preceding his work for the Start Up that become Microsoft CRM. The bulk of Jerry's work targeted insurance and finance, especially not-for-profits. For 15 years, he built Microsoft-centric solutions and mobile apps. Today, Jerry speaks on XAML, mobility and Kinect at events, communities, and schools – influencing another generation of excellent, Microsoft developers. To that end, most of Jerry’s free time is spent teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.