Networking, Mobile Services and Authentication on Windows Phone 8.1
Windows Phone 8.1 offers amazing capabilities for network communication, much improved compared to Windows Phone 8.1. There's great tools built into Visual Studio for connecting your app to Microsoft Azure Mobile Services. There's a great new Background Transfer API for efficient file transfer in the background and the new HttpClient API comes to Windows Phone for low level networking. There's also great support for authentication, with availability of Web Authentication Broker for authenticating against social media sites. Learn about all this and more!