Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data access technology for new applications in .NET. We'll explore how the current release of Entity Framework can be used to build applications. We'll also look at an early preview of EF7, a modern, lighter weight, and composable version of Entity Framework (EF) that can be used on a variety of platforms, including ASP.NET vNext, Windows Phone and Windows Store. This new version will also support targeting non-relational data stores.
ExpressRoute is a new Azure service that allows customers to establish private, high-throughput connections with Microsoft Azure. These connections are available through Exchange Providers as well as Network Service Providers. In this session, we will focus on how customers can establish ExpressRoute connections at Exchange Provider locations. Co-presented by Microsoft and partners Equinix and Zadara Storage, this session will dig into the technical details of ExpressRoute and discuss customer scenarios including accessing Zadara's storage.