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Powering Apps with Live Services @ ThatConference

  1. 1. Local Touch – Global Reach Power your Apps with Live Services! Samidip Basu Solutions Lead | MSFT Mobility Email: Twitter: @samidip Blog: Sogeti USA 8425 Pulsar Place, Suite 300 | Columbus, OH 43240.
  2. 2. @m3conf Be there .. Or stay Squared!
  3. 3. SilverlightShow ( – online portal for everything Silverlight, XAML and Windows Phone, 10K+ members. * daily news * tutorials * exclusive articles * forums * free webinars * events * ebooks * newsletters CompletIT ( – Silverlight and Windows Phone trainings, consultations and development company, founder of SilverlightShow. * Individual and group, on-site and online trainings * Standard and custom course schedules * Trainings by Silverlight MVP, MCT
  4. 4. Live Services Welcome to 2012 – If you hadn’t noticed, computing has changed Variety of form factors & devices; Always connected … Cloud & Mobile just makes sense. Let the user roam .. Rich & intimate UX with effortless integration Ecosystem choices. Interoperability Live Services – suite of SaaS services from MSFT MSFT Live/Hotmail, SkyDrive, Messenger & service integration 500 million + users The one ecosystem .. Live Services all grown up now
  5. 5. Live Connect Cloud enable your apps Reuse what user already knows & owns Engage in a more intimate UX .. More usage of your application Live Connect – API collection on top of Live Services Allows for integration of Live Services Mobile, Web, Desktop – across platforms Uses industry standards protocols Robust architecture .. They’ve done it so you don’t have to
  6. 6. Live Connect Details Service offerings .. - SkyDrive for Documents & Media - Hotmail for Contacts & Calendars - Live for seamless SSO - Messenger for IM Standard Protocols under the hood .. - OAuth 2.0 - JavaScript Object Notation [JSON] - Representational State Transfer [REST] - Extensible Messaging & Presence Protocol [XMPP] Go Native Or use the wonderful SDKs [Windows Phone & Windows 8]
  7. 7. Live Connect Usage Use it to solve two primary problems: -- Easy Sign-On across devices, apps and the web -- Seamless access to user’s personal content
  8. 8. The Single Sign-On Paradox Users dislike signing in Personalization increases engagement and loyalty to website & apps STOP building identity system with its inherent challenges SSO with Windows Live ID aka MSFT Account In-built SSO in Windows Phone & Windows 8 Automatic sign-on because you used that other thing Declaration of access through Scopes One-time permission to apps/websites .. then Zero-Click SSO Roam user settings across devices connected to same account Consistent UX that preserves context
  9. 9. Access to Content & Storage Read/Write user’s Contacts .. personalize Utilize user’s Calendar when appropriate Leverage SkyDrive .. You don’t need to host anything for storage Organize, traverse & allow for personalization in storage Share
  10. 10. But I want to learn more … Home of Live Connect: Documentation & Sample Code Developer portal for Live Services APIs: Manage your apps
  11. 11. Local Touch – Global Reach Questions? Thank you !! @samidip
  12. 12. Next Year…. August 12th – 14th 2013