When you scale your applications, distributed cache is a must-have tool. Microsoft Azure Managed Caching and Redis Cache are the newest dedicated distributed cache solutions for Azure, but they are not the only option. In this session we will explore the caching options available to us in Microsoft Azure, including some non-MS solutions, such as Memcached and Couchbase. We will compare features, availability, deployment strategies, and of course, performance.
Version 6 of the Entity Framework (EF), .NET’s data access and object-relational layer, is included with Visual Studio 2013. Features such as async query/save, connection resiliency, command interception/logging, custom Code First conventions, code-based configuration and Code First stored procedure mapping make EF6 a significant upgrade. Watch this video to see new EF features in action.