Visual Studio 2013 has been a small jump in version number from 2012, but don't be fooled – from your first time using it you discover it is the little things that make a big impact in your day-to-day development friction. In this session, Colin Bowern highlights the little changes from getting started to optimizing your app that make this a worthy upgrade for your tool chain, no matter the type of application you build.
Mark Russinovich will share his vision on what Azure is today and where Microsoft is taking it in the future. As one of the most trusted Technical Fellows at Microsoft and with his new role as CTO for Azure, Mark has a unique perspective of how Azure is architected and what individuals can do to get the most out of this platform.
Note: at [12:20] we referenced DataStax being on Hadoop. In actual fact DataStax is based on Apache Cassandra (http://cassandra.apache.org/), an open source NOSQL distributed database management system, highly optimized for clusters spanning multiple datacenters, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients.