Cloud hosting and geo-distribution take the problems that cause the "it works on my machine" phenomenon to a whole new level. In this video, we'll show you how to set up Visual Studio Online Application Insights to tell you whether your application is available, and if it's performing well, in the four corners of the earth, so that you can resolve issues before your customers even know they exist.
ASP.NET App Suspend is a feature of Windows Server 2012 R2 and the .NET Framework 4.5.1 that brings a mobile app “tombstoning”-style feature to ASP.NET Web sites. App Suspend enables developers to use shared hosting services with the experience of dedicated hosting, by making much better use of existing server hardware. In this video, we’ll show you how to configure Internet Information Server (IIS) to enable the ASP.NET App Suspend feature for a site and demonstrate the before-and-after results. After viewing this video, you’ll see why App Suspend is a big step forward in the ASP.NET application user experience.
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.