Running in the Background Using Background Tasks


At Build 2013, I did a talk on background tasks, its best practices and new features in Windows 8.1. It was great to meet with developers who use background tasks to build products and learn about their experiences.

Here is a link to the official channel 9 recording of the talk:  

  • https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013/3-108   
  • Abstract: The apps that run on a device are one of the biggest factors that determine its battery
    life. With this in mind, we designed the Windows app lifecycle for maximum
    battery life. But that doesn’t mean the app model precludes background
    activities. This talk explains the background scenarios supported in Windows
    and shows you how to write background tasks. It also covers best practices for
    authoring background tasks so that the connected standby lifetime of the device
    doesn’t suffer.

Enjoy.

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