By definition, an app written on the Universal Windows Platform can run across many Windows device families, but this covers an extremely wide range of different hardware capabilities (especially to memory and CPU). If you want your app to be successful on all devices, you need to pay attention to these variations, and tune your app’s features dynamically. This talk will explain how the system applies memory and CPU resource policy, and provides insights into the underlying rationale and internal mechanisms. We’ll also see how the new API surface gives you the tools to make your app successful in the face of widely varying hardware constraints. Speaker: Andrew Whitechapel.
With Microsoft planning to release a new version of SQL Server every couple of years, your organization should take a new approach to upgrading your SQL Server solution(s) so as to realize numerous benefits and maximize your return on investment. You should consider an upgrade project as an opportunity to make your SQL Server infrastructure more resilient, agile, and optimized. In this session we concentrate on the refactoring opportunities that you can take advantage of to improve performance, manageability, or availability. With useful tips and examples along the way this should prove to be a very practical session that can help you build the case for upgrading SQL Server within your organization.