Office is one of the top requested applications to be virtualized on Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0, and if you're unfamiliar with it, this can be tricky. In this 300-level session, join the App-V team as they walk you through everything you need to successfully virtualize and deploy Office 2013 in your customer's environments. Learn about supported configurations, creating, deploying, and managing Office in the APP-V environment.
Version 6 of the Entity Framework (EF), .NET’s data access and object-relational layer, is included with Visual Studio 2013. Features such as async query/save, connection resiliency, command interception/logging, custom Code First conventions, code-based configuration and Code First stored procedure mapping make EF6 a significant upgrade. Watch this video to see new EF features in action.
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.