Larry Osterman is a long time MS employee (he's been a developer at Microsoft for 29 years. 29 years!!!). He's also been a Niner since the beginning of Channel 9. So great to have him on C9 Live! Even better, of course, is the feature Larry has been working on in Windows 8.1: Automatic App Data Cache Updating! Tune in to learn about this excellent new feature for keeping Apps fresh even when they aren't running! Go Larry!! Martyn Lovell is also a long time MS engineer, with roots in the VC++ team and now managing the Windows Runtime engineering team. Excellent to have Martyn on C9 Live!! Tune in.
Windows Azure Cloud Services is an awesome platform for developers to deliver applications in the cloud without needing to manage virtual machines. However, the abstraction that gives you this simplified deployment and scale, prevents you from attaching a Visual Studio Remote Debugger. Sometimes you need visibility into the execution of your production applications. What if you could replay the real production usage with the exact call sequence and variable values using the Visual Studio Debugger? What if you could collect production metrics that would help you identify performance bottlenecks and slow code? In this session, Eric Boyd will walk you through debugging and monitoring real-world Windows Azure applications. Eric will show you how to collect diagnostics like Event Logs, Perf Counters, IIS Logs, and even file-based logs from running Windows Azure compute instances. Next, Eric will also show you how to debug your production Windows Azure services using IntelliTrace's black box recording capabilities. Lastly, you will learn how to collect CLR-level diagnostics and performance metrics without instrumenting your code using tools like AppDynamics and New Relic. If you feel like Windows Azure Cloud Services are a black box when debugging issues and solving performance problems, you will leave this session feeling like Windows Azure is radically more transparent and easier to debug than the applications in your own data center.