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.
Learn about the end-to-end hardware lifecycle for Windows 10. This session describes driver development for Windows, what’s changing for Windows 10, and how Windows installs and processes drivers. You will learn considerations for each stage of the Windows Hardware Development Life Cycle and how Microsoft helps you complete each stage. This session will also cover design considerations for a component to simplify servicing and maintenance. Topics include: Description of the end-to-end lifecycle of a Windows driver: designing, creating, validating, distributing, installing and servicing, What is involved with publishing a Windows driver, How to update and service your drivers, How to update system firmware, and Similarities and differences between different form factor driver workflows. Intended Audience: OEMs, ODMs, IDHs, IHVs, Peripheral Manufacturers, Driver Developers.
Azure HDInsight brings the power of Hadoop to Azure to process Big Data. In this session, we'll start with a basic overview of HDInsight, and then show some of the new tools in Azure SDK 2.5 that we have built for Visual Studio.