One of the first key use cases identified for Software Defined Networking (SDN) with Unified Communications has been with Diagnostics. Join us as we dive into the use of SDN to understand, troubleshoot and optimize the quality of your Lync deployment at the network level. Along with our partner Nectar, we'll have lots of demos around how the recently released Lync SDN API is used to provide greater insight into the Lync media flows across your network.
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.
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.