The new Azure Data Lake Analytics service introduces a Query Language called U-SQL to efficiently and easily process large amounts of data. This video introduces U-SQL, focusing on its integration of declarative SQL with the extensibility of C# and how Visual Studio tooling makes it easy to use.
Visual Studio 2013 has been a small jump in version number from 2012, but don't be fooled – from your first time using it you discover it is the little things that make a big impact in your day-to-day development friction. In this session, Colin Bowern highlights the little changes from getting started to optimizing your app that make this a worthy upgrade for your tool chain, no matter the type of application you build.
The Build-Measure-Learn loop is at the core of DevOps, but unfortunately whatever comes after Build is often overlooked. Here come HockeyApp and Application Insights – two application monitoring solutions for Apps and services, which are going to provide the amount of information we require in an integrated and effortless way. HockeyApp comes from a Microsoft acquisition, and it is already on the frontline. After the //build conference they announced the team is due to be merged with the Xamarin Insights' one, creating a new application monitoring solution for device apps with no rivals in the market. Application Insights was a tool created by the Visual Studio Team Services team, then moved to Azure and completely rewritten. It provides a fantastic experience for web apps and services, fully integrated with the ALM and DevOps platform and available via Azure. In order to deliver a successful product a good users' involvement is essentials, it is more important by the day. Let's see how these two technologies can help improving our applications and our services, by getting insights from their usage patterns and our code performance.
Chef and Azure work well together to improve the security and compliance of your applications and infrastructure. David Tesar of Microsoft & Justin Arbuckle of Chef share how and why DevOps enables organizations to be more compliant.
Check out the second episode right now, "Automate to Migrate," where we covered how you can begin your journey today from manual to automated.