Data has always had the power to transform business and Microsoft SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform have been at the heart of that transformation. The new wave of groundbreaking Microsoft solutions with SQL Server 2014 and Power BI address your needs for mission-critical performance and availability, faster insights on any data, and greater efficiency and flexibility. We’re excited to take you inside the technologies behind these database and business intelligence solutions—both on-premise and in the cloud. Learn more about SQL Server 2014, the next release of SQL Server. SQL Server 2014 delivers higher performance on large volumes of data with our new In-Memory OLTP technology as well as greater availability through our hybrid disaster recovery and backup solutions. Explore Power BI for Office 365, our new cloud-based BI solution that empowers you to search, discover, and access data within and outside your organization and unlock insights with rich visualizations using familiar tools on any device. See Microsoft Azure SQL Database in action, delivering predictable performance for business-critical applications in the cloud. Learn how to take advantage of these and other technologies to add greater value to your organization.
Most mobile apps require the ability to store data locally on a device to deal with the realities of a disconnected world where a ubiquitous wireless data network is non-existent. While many consumer apps can save light amounts of data as small files, the data requirements of mobile line-of-business apps is much greater. With Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1, and using MSOpenTech’s new portable wrapper for the embedded database, SQLite, C# and Visual Basic developers can build structured data storage into their apps. Join Rob as he walks you through creating local databases and tables and shows you how to work with offline data. We also take a quick look at the new local data sync capability in Microsoft Azure Mobile Services which uses SQLite for local data storage.
Tara Walker, a Xamarin enthusiast and AWS Technical Evangelist, will show you how you can build great mobile apps that leverage the Cloud with Xamarin and Xamarin Forms. We will walk through using Visual Studio, Xamarin, Xamarin Forms with Shared Projects, as well as, Xamarin Forms with PCLs. The session will include a step-by-step journey in which we will build a working cross-platform mobile app to run natively on iOS, Android and Windows Phone and how to connect a data service to funnel data to the app. You'll be ready to learn how you can build your own cross-platform mobile app with Xamarin and the exciting Xamarin Forms technology which may be the key to forthcoming Mobile Development.