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.
Want to know the most efficient way to get your users and co-workers into the cloud? In this session, we explain identity options and demonstrate a few tools to make it easier to synchronize your directory services with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
Dr. Stephen Hawking has ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and has relied on assistive technology. Researchers from Intel Labs collaborated with Hawking on a new solution called ACAT (Assistive Context Aware Toolkit) that makes it easier for him to communicate, and navigate the computer and the Internet. ACAT uses various Microsoft open development tools, including Azure, C# and .NET 4.5, and the project was recently open sourced on GitHub so that developers and those with disabilities could customize it to their needs.