Windows Azure has grown tremendously since its first release in 2009. The last 15 months especially have seen an enormous amount of activity to make available more core computing services and higher level services across the Windows Azure platform. We have also "cloud-enabled" things like Active Directory and BizTalk while simultaneously releasing updates to the entire platform on a schedule never before seen at Microsoft. In this session we will get an update to the State of Azure with the very latest releases that have come for Windows Azure as well as a look to the future for where we are headed as a cloud platform.
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.
Mobile applications are the current hot development topic today. Many companies desire a common story for their applications across all mobile platforms. By using Telerik's cross-platform mobile development solution Icenium, developers can work with a cloud-based mobile framework containing everything necessary to build and publish cross-platform hybrid mobile Apple iOS and Google Android applications. Microsoft MVP Chris Woodruff will share exciting strategies for architecting and building your mobile app with Azure Mobile Services with Icenium, including best practices to share with your team and organization.