Windows Azure SQL Database is a fully managed relational database service based on SQL Server technologies. In this video, we will take a brief tour of Windows Azure SQL Database, and show how SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2013 interfaces with it, enabling rapid development of sophisticated relational databases in the Windows Azure cloud.
Windows 8.1 provides new APIs geared to high-performance list scenarios in XAML apps. In this video, Tim Heuer will provide an overview of the APIs and explain how the platform and Visual Studio tooling teams worked together to build productivity on top of the APIs. Tim will also show a demonstration of several highly-requested features now available in Windows 8.1.