Version 6 of the Entity Framework (EF), .NET’s data access and object-relational layer, is included with Visual Studio 2013. Features such as async query/save, connection resiliency, command interception/logging, custom Code First conventions, code-based configuration and Code First stored procedure mapping make EF6 a significant upgrade. Watch this video to see new EF features in action.
HTTP/2 is the next generation transport for all web content. It will bring greater efficiency, faster performance and enable universal secure deployment of services. Windows 10 will come with built in support for HTTP/2 enabling automatic deployment in Servers, apps, and the browser. Speaker Rob Trace.
When you scale your applications, distributed cache is a must-have tool. Microsoft Azure Managed Caching and Redis Cache are the newest dedicated distributed cache solutions for Azure, but they are not the only option. In this session we will explore the caching options available to us in Microsoft Azure, including some non-MS solutions, such as Memcached and Couchbase. We will compare features, availability, deployment strategies, and of course, performance.
In this interview Brian breaks down the Prism library for building XAML applications. Microsoft recently open sourced Prism and put the community in charge of its direction. Brian happens to be one of the main contributors. It was a fun interview for me given how long I've known Brian personally.