Why are we talking about what we are talking about? Consumerization of IT Explosion of various form factors Dude, why are you still hanging on to data? Updated State of the Web Secured access to data The sexy Cloud One data store for multiple apps More smartphones than PCs Data Reach problem Replication of code Cross-platform incompatibility Data
What is…the Cloud for a Mobile Developer? A style of computing where massively scalable IT-enabled capabilities are delivered ‘as a service’ to external customers using Internet technologies. - Gartner Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid . -Wikipedia A way of delivering value and monetization efficiency. - Jonathan Appavoo The notion of data and applications and hardware sources being accessed remotely. - Kartik Hosanagar In a recent Economist survey, 20 years ago your typical knowledge worker got 80 percent of the info needed to do their job came from inside the company. Today, it ’s completely flipped. Cloud computing is the technical response to this reality. - Anthony Arrott Cloud is the worst buzzword I ’ve ever heard. Vapor, something you can’t touch. I think it’s a lot of hype, but then again, here I am offering that service. - Vance Checkletts
Huh .. say that again? The Cloud is just another place to host your code/stuff, but you are billed like a utility. Comes with fluff & scalability Augment your Mobile Solutions with cloud support. Practicality?
Elements of the Application Platform CLOUD SCREEN Phone Emulator Samples Documentation Guides Community Packaging and Verification Tools Notifications Location Identity Feeds Maps Social App Deployment Registration Validation Certification Publishing Marketplace MO and CC Billing Business Intelligence Update Management Tools Portal Services Cloud Services Sensors Media Data Xbox LIVE Notifications .NET Framework managed code sandbox Location Phone Runtime – On “Screen”
Metro love .. http://buildwindows.com http://dev.windows.com
Some more love .. <ul><li>Think of it as RSS for real updateable data </li></ul><ul><li>Share Data & associated MetaData </li></ul><ul><li>Imp keyword: $metadata & $format ( may not honored by WCF Data Service by default; use HTTP headers ) </li></ul><ul><li>Filtering, Ordering & Paging (server-side, with cont. token) support </li></ul><ul><li>Starting to be a regular part of a lot of the MSFT stack or cloud-based products </li></ul><ul><li>And no, this is not a MSFT thing </li></ul><ul><li>Possible to supply Credentials through HTTP Stack: </li></ul>