My latest article, What’s New in Windows 8.1 Background Tasks, is now available at Visual Studio Magazine. If you have seen any of my talks on the Windows 8 background APIs, then this article is the update to that conversation. If you have not seen my talk, you can find my TechEd presentation on Channel 9 at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2013/DEV-B403.
The article looks at the changes in Windows 8.1 to playing audio in the background, using the background transfer APIs, and the background tasks. This includes a few new background tasks that make an appearance in 8.1 The article can be found at http://tonyc.me/15GX4i9