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.
The Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is the successor to Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK). Join Johan Arwidmark guiding you through the new deployment features, including PowerShell support, BitLocker provisioning, WinPE 4.0, Performance Assessment and much more.
Windows 8.1 makes it easy for you to create apps that control custom devices like robots, data sensors, fitness devices, and smart games using industry standards like Bluetooth. Go in depth with the designer of these new Windows Runtime APIs and learn how to write apps that discover and communicate with Bluetooth Smart devices.