Application Insights delivers the holy grail of EASILY determining how customers are using your product, what their experience is, the environments your customers are using, and ensuring your applications are successful in meeting your business needs. This data is provided by the usage telemetry capabilities of Application Insights. In this session, discover how easy it is to add this to your existing applications through a simple “right click” option in Visual Studio. Demos include enabling usage telemetry with Application Insights from Windows Phone apps, Windows Store apps, Web applications, as well as custom logging, custom events, and dashboard creation.
SQL Server connections in cloud scenarios – including with Windows Azure SQL Database – have an inherent degree of unreliability when compared to local SQL Server client/server connections. These challenges to reliability derive from several factors, including inconsistent Internet connectivity, machines in a cluster failing over and databases switching partitions. In this video, you’ll see how to use the new ADO.NET Connection Resiliency feature to add an extra level of resiliency and address these cloud-specific database connection considerations.
Using the new tools included in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, it is easier than ever to create apps that share most of their code. Code can be shared using the new shared app template in Visual Studio, as well as by creating Portable Class Libraries. This session walks through the development of a shared app, showing you where code can be shared and where it still makes sense to implement platform-specific features.