Let's ease in the Hackathon with less "business and development" oriented topics and use Azure as a platform for the things that are important to us in the free time. So let's use Azure to host your IRC Shell, VoIP Server for your guild or a game server for your favorite games. Let your imagination run!
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.