When designing cloud applications, you should take into account the fact that a failure or malfunction of any component of the system is possible. This template is called Designing for Failure. This design approach helps minimize the negative consequences of failure of any component of the internal or external system. Sometimes, it is not so simple to use the Designing for Failure template, but the Azure platform greatly facilitates this task due to the fact that some of the functions are implemented by cloud services—Azure Web Sites, Traffic Manager, CDN, RA—Geo Redundant Storage. During this session, we shall talk about how to use the functionality provided by Azure to ensure the accessibility of a website, even in the event of failure of one of the regions of the platform.
The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) is integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and Debugging Tools for Windows. This integrated environment gives you the tools you need to develop, build, package, deploy, test, and debug drivers. Microsoft provides a single integrated toolset that supports driver development for all Windows platforms. This session provides an example of how the WDK and Visual Studio make it easy for hardware developers to build quality drivers for all platforms. Topics include: Walkthrough of the development lifecycle using the WDK and Visual Studio, How to create, build, deploy, test and live debug a driver by using the WDK & Visual Studio, Hardware Development Boards, and Overview of documentation, samples, templates. Intended Audience: OEMs, ODMs, IDHs, IHVs, Peripheral Manufacturers, Driver Developers.
Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data access technology for new applications in .NET. We'll explore how the current release of Entity Framework can be used to build applications. We'll also look at an early preview of EF7, a modern, lighter weight, and composable version of Entity Framework (EF) that can be used on a variety of platforms, including ASP.NET vNext, Windows Phone and Windows Store. This new version will also support targeting non-relational data stores.