SQL Server connections in cloud scenarios – including with Windows Azure SQL Database – have an inherent degree of unreliability when compared to local SQL Server client/server connections. These challenges to reliability derive from several factors, including inconsistent Internet connectivity, machines in a cluster failing over and databases switching partitions. In this video, you’ll see how to use the new ADO.NET Connection Resiliency feature to add an extra level of resiliency and address these cloud-specific database connection considerations.
It's time to upgrade your desktop experience... but how? In this session, we will explain the options and recommendations for deploying the latest Windows and Office desktop experience and suggestions on how you can help minimize user issues. If you are wondering about reimaging, in-place upgrades, MSI, ClickToRun, Current Branch, Current Branch for Business and Long Term Servicing Branches, this session is for you!
There was a ton of news this week about SharePoint all up (on-premises, online, and hybrid), and you may still have some open questions, or just want to hear it all in a summary form. This is a forum session that begins with a 10-minute recap of all the news, and then opens up to a full-blown Q&A session with one of our lead SharePoint senior product managers, Mark Kashman, and anyone he can pull in from the rest of the team. Think of this as the "Ask the SharePoint Experts" to catch all your final, open SharePoint questions.