In Visual Studio 2013 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013, we have added a lot of highly anticipated productivity features for building XAML apps. In this video, you’ll see how the new XAML editor features in Visual Studio, and the new design features in both Visual Studio and Blend, enable you to build richer apps, with higher productivity.
SQL Server connections in cloud scenarios – including with Windows Azure SQL Database – have an inherent degree of unreliability when compared to local SQL Server client/server connections. These challenges to reliability derive from several factors, including inconsistent Internet connectivity, machines in a cluster failing over and databases switching partitions. In this video, you’ll see how to use the new ADO.NET Connection Resiliency feature to add an extra level of resiliency and address these cloud-specific database connection considerations.