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.
Web developers are seeing huge boosts in their productivity building Web Applications with ASP.NET, with so many huge improvements to Visual Studio focused on the problems web developers solve each day. We've also made some significant improvements in Microsoft Azure for web developers by concentrating on providing the community the best cloud in which to host ASP.NET web apps. Features like Auto-scaling and Traffic Management provide high-performance, internationally-distributed web hosting scenarios. We've made it easier than ever to add background processing by adding Azure WebJobs as an option for web developers who need to add a middle tier. Along with staging and production deployment slots, and a rich SDK to enable service automation - a feature many software-as-a-service apps can use to automate their provisioning and deployment experiences - there's no better place than Microsoft Azure Web Sites to host your ASP.NET apps. Kudu offers Web Sites customers a set of extensions that offer an extensible addition to the Azure Management Portal that has extensions in it from external contributors and Microsoft engineers who contribute to a growing list of functionality each site can exploit. This session will introduce these and other features with Web Sites, and demonstrate how it is the best choice in the cloud for ASP.NET.
Wi-Fi presents unique challenges to Unified Communications. In this session we will explore how Software Defined Networking (SDN) can be used with Lync specifically to address the common Wi-Fi deployment issues. Together with Aruba Networks we will showcase how SDN technologies can be leveraged to provide great quality for the mobile devices and people in your enterprise.
One of the first key use cases identified for Software Defined Networking (SDN) with Unified Communications has been with Diagnostics. Join us as we dive into the use of SDN to understand, troubleshoot and optimize the quality of your Lync deployment at the network level. Along with our partner Nectar, we'll have lots of demos around how the recently released Lync SDN API is used to provide greater insight into the Lync media flows across your network.