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Work in the background with Windows 8.1 - AND - Visual Studio Release Management

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Gill Cleeren, Microsoft Regional Director and Client Dev MVP

Working in the background in Windows 8.1

Windows 8 introduces a new process lifecycle management. No longer does the user have to close an app explicitly. Instead, Windows manages everything. But how can we then run code in the background, is this even possible in Windows 8?

Turns out there’s a specific API that we can use to build processes (or tasks) that run in the background. It offers quite a few options, varying from simple using push notifications, over RAW notifications to more complex scenarios using the ControlChannelTrigger. In this session, we’ll take you through the several options offered by Windows 8.

Pieter Gheysens, Visual Studio ALM MVP

A new kid on the block: Visual Studio Release Management

Are you looking for a way to track your release process and start automating your deployments for repeatable success? Are you struggling with a manual and error-prone release and deployment process which frustrates you more every day?

Are you wanting to have automation that is the same across different environments (Dev-Test-Acceptance-Production)? Do you need to build/package your application only once and deploy it with the exact same bits to any configured environment? Do you want to setup a formal approval workflow to promote a release to the next environment? If so, come and learn about the new release management tooling which is now part of the Visual Studio 2013 offering.

Free conference pass

And if that wasn't enough, one lucky attendee will win a free ticket to Techorama, the developer conference held in Belgium, May 27-28. You can read more about the conference over at (

Our hosts - 7digital ( (

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7digital have long been one of the starts of the original Silicon Roundabout start up scene, founded in 2004, with a strong development team at thier London offices.

Providing food - Learning Connexions ( (

Learning Connexions is built on the belief and passion of delivering high quality L&D solutions to help your organisation evaluate strengths, develop talent, train leadership and manage change.


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