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.
NASCAR sanctions over 360 motor racing events each year, including the IMSA series covering manufacturers like Lamborghini, Porsche and more. When NASCAR wanted to update the mobile app for fans, they were looking for an immersive experience both during the race and non-race times. Watch this video to hear how a team of Open Source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Php) developers migrated their app to Azure, extended the capabilities using Azure services and used Xamarin to build a cross-device app in just 13 weeks.
Learn about the new security APIs available to application developers in Windows Phone 8.1. This session will cover authentication, single sign-on, credential management, encryption, cryptography, and certificates.