In this video, you'll learn about some of the differences between the Tools for Apache Cordova in Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 – changes intended to make it easier for you to collaborate with Mac developers and use Node-based tools like Grunt, Gulp, Bower, NPM and Ionic. Along the way, you'll also learn how the Tools for Apache Cordova are adopting many of the same innovations found in ASP.NET 5 including Intellisense for node packages, Light Bulbs, a file-based project system and others. Finally, we'll take a quick look at how to move your VS 2013 Cordova project to VS 2015 just by copying a few files.
Even though the cloud provides elastic scale and seemingly infinite resources, you still have to design, monitor and tune performance. Microsoft Azure SQL Database has architectural differences from SQL Server and understanding how these can impact performance is critical. In this session, Microsoft Azure MVP, Eric D. Boyd, will show you how you can identify bottlenecks and the cause of performance problems in SQL Database. This session will introduce you to the tools you can use to investigate throttling, connection events and resources, and poorly performing queries such as dynamic management objects (DMVs and DMFs) and cloud-based tools in Microsoft Azure. You will also learn how to appropriately handle throttling in your applications and scale by partitioning databases.