In this session, learn how Azure Automation enables you to automate the creation, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of resources in your Microsoft Azure environment using a highly scalable and reliable workflow execution engine. The service can be used to orchestrate the time-consuming and frequently repeated tasks you’d otherwise accomplish manually across Azure and third-party systems to decrease operational expense for your cloud operations. Azure Automation gives you the ability to import or build Windows PowerShell modules to enable integration across Azure and third-party systems; author flexible Windows PowerShell Runbooks to accelerate time to value; and deliver resources faster through automation of manual tasks.
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.
This deep-dive session presents new advances in .NET for building applications. Learn how features such as cloud compilation, a new Just-In-Time compiler (JIT) and parallel processing enable you to build applications that are faster and consume less memory.