Do you want to learn techniques to enhance your Web Forms development experience. See how you can improve your code's maintainability and testability and your site's performance. Leverage new features in ASP.NET Web Forms 4.5 to reduce the amount of UI "yuck" code and focus on your application's logic. We will look at some of the improvements to Web Forms such as support for EF 6, new Scaffolders and more features which you might not have heard of. We will see how to leverage all of the latest tools in Visual Studio like Browser Link and Web Essentials to make their coding experience simpler, shorter, and more enjoyable.
In the push to retire Windows XP, application compatibility was all about "getting it over the line," particularly for those who were trying to finish up before the end of support this past April. Now, in a post-XP world, things are changing faster—are your tools, techniques, and processes able to keep up? Do you even want to? And are you able to take full advantage of your platform? Join "The App Compat Guy" for a review of the current state of the art and the secrets of customers who have been able to break the chains and become agile again.
This Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Windows Server 2012 who are interested in taking the 70-412 (Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services) exam or the 70-417 (Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012) exam. These exams are required for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification. Attendees of this session can expect to review the topics covered in these exams in a fast-paced format, as well as receive some valuable test taking techniques. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, the key topics covered in the exams, and an exhaustive look at resources for finalizing getting ready for the exam. The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions on these topics.
Most mobile apps require the ability to store data locally on a device to deal with the realities of a disconnected world where a ubiquitous wireless data network is non-existent. While many consumer apps can save light amounts of data as small files, the data requirements of mobile line-of-business apps is much greater. With Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1, and using MSOpenTech’s new portable wrapper for the embedded database, SQLite, C# and Visual Basic developers can build structured data storage into their apps. Join Rob as he walks you through creating local databases and tables and shows you how to work with offline data. We also take a quick look at the new local data sync capability in Microsoft Azure Mobile Services which uses SQLite for local data storage.