Even though the cloud provides elastic scale and seemingly infinite resources, you still have to design, monitor and tune performance. Microsoft Azure SQL Database has architectural differences from SQL Server and understanding how these can impact performance is critical. In this session, Microsoft Azure MVP, Eric D. Boyd, will show you how you can identify bottlenecks and the cause of performance problems in SQL Database. This session will introduce you to the tools you can use to investigate throttling, connection events and resources, and poorly performing queries such as dynamic management objects (DMVs and DMFs) and cloud-based tools in Microsoft Azure. You will also learn how to appropriately handle throttling in your applications and scale by partitioning databases.
Since its release in 2002, .NET has become one of the premier developer platforms for building applications for devices and services. In this video we'll go over the new .NET 4.5.1 which builds on that foundation and delivers a number of new innovations while maintaining a high compatibility bar for existing applications. We'll walk through new features that focus on Developer Productivity, Application Performance and Continuous Innovation. Examples will include diagnostics improvements, library enhancements and new features in Windows Store development.