Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data access technology for new applications in .NET. We'll explore how the current release of Entity Framework can be used to build applications. We'll also look at an early preview of EF7, a modern, lighter weight, and composable version of Entity Framework (EF) that can be used on a variety of platforms, including ASP.NET vNext, Windows Phone and Windows Store. This new version will also support targeting non-relational data stores.
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.