The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) is integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and Debugging Tools for Windows. This integrated environment gives you the tools you need to develop, build, package, deploy, test, and debug drivers. Microsoft provides a single integrated toolset that supports driver development for all Windows platforms. This session provides an example of how the WDK and Visual Studio make it easy for hardware developers to build quality drivers for all platforms. Topics include: Walkthrough of the development lifecycle using the WDK and Visual Studio, How to create, build, deploy, test and live debug a driver by using the WDK & Visual Studio, Hardware Development Boards, and Overview of documentation, samples, templates. Intended Audience: OEMs, ODMs, IDHs, IHVs, Peripheral Manufacturers, Driver Developers.
Even though the cloud provides elastic scale and seemingly infinite resources, you still have to design, monitor and tune performance. Microsoft Azure SQL Database has architectural differences from SQL Server and understanding how these can impact performance is critical. In this session, Microsoft Azure MVP, Eric D. Boyd, will show you how you can identify bottlenecks and the cause of performance problems in SQL Database. This session will introduce you to the tools you can use to investigate throttling, connection events and resources, and poorly performing queries such as dynamic management objects (DMVs and DMFs) and cloud-based tools in Microsoft Azure. You will also learn how to appropriately handle throttling in your applications and scale by partitioning databases.
HaloWaypoint.com is the official destination for Halo on the web. Whether looking for the latest information about Halo titles from 343 Industries, discovering and exploring its ever-expanding universe, or engaging with its passionate and growing community, Halo Waypoint gives millions of Halo fans a place to call home. This talk will explore how ASP.NET MVC and several Microsoft Azure technologies were leveraged to not only create and evolve the new website from the inside out, but also ensure that the site could meet the performance expectations and scale demands of the fan base, particularly around high-profile title announcements and releases.
With Skype used for more than 2 billion minutes a day (and counting), "Unified Communication" has now definitively changed communications, being available to your customers, at any time and any place. This session will give you a technical deep dive on the available possibilities for developers to enhance your customer service. It will demonstrate how the Skype-Lync Connectivity can improve the reachability of your enterprise, far beyond of what the ordinary telephone call approach can do. Illustrated by the native Lync contact center application LUCS, which already enables integration of Skype and Lync in the contact center, this session explains how to unleash the power of the various APIs available on Lync and Skype.