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:
- 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