Developing software solutions that work across several devices and platforms is becoming increasingly important. With that in mind, Visual Studio 2015 attempts to streamline sharing code across platforms in a number of ways. This video provides an overview Visual Studio 2015's new shared project type and how you can use it to share code across platforms. The video also briefly covers portable code libraries (PCLs) and shares best practices for choosing a code sharing strategy.
To find out more information about cross device development with Visual Studio, check out this whitepaper on building mobile apps with Microsoft tools and resources, leveraging the Azure platform.
In this session Richard Conway will describe what Big Data is and give an overview of how it's changing the way that companies look at building data applications and services. Richard will demonstrate how the scale in Azure and the platform services that Microsoft provide, such as Data Lake and HDInsight cut down the time to market for many of the projects and products that companies are now utilizing these technologies for so that they can avoid infrastructure management and concerns. This session is a zero to hero with examples on why you should be using big data technologies, why they matter and why Azure is central to this proposition.
With Microsoft planning to release a new version of SQL Server every couple of years, your organization should take a new approach to upgrading your SQL Server solution(s) so as to realize numerous benefits and maximize your return on investment. You should consider an upgrade project as an opportunity to make your SQL Server infrastructure more resilient, agile, and optimized. In this session we concentrate on the refactoring opportunities that you can take advantage of to improve performance, manageability, or availability. With useful tips and examples along the way this should prove to be a very practical session that can help you build the case for upgrading SQL Server within your organization.