Learn how to leverage Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration to operationalize “DevOps” capabilities on Azure. We start with the basics of PowerShell DSC working through the basic architecture, example uses and preventing “configuration drift.” We review DevOps principles and then apply those principles using PowerShell DSC over Azure to enable continuous deployment.
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.