In an increasingly connected world, the "New Normal" is for applications to integrate with one or more cloud services. Whether you are creating web applications or native client applications, Visual Studio makes it easier to discover and consume these services in your existing applications. This video provides an overview of the options for connecting to services in Visual Studio and walkthrough the experience of connecting an existing application to a service.
Even though the cloud provides elastic scale and seemingly infinite resources, you still have to design, monitor and tune performance. Microsoft Azure SQL Database has architectural differences from SQL Server and understanding how these can impact performance is critical. In this session, Microsoft Azure MVP, Eric D. Boyd, will show you how you can identify bottlenecks and the cause of performance problems in SQL Database. This session will introduce you to the tools you can use to investigate throttling, connection events and resources, and poorly performing queries such as dynamic management objects (DMVs and DMFs) and cloud-based tools in Microsoft Azure. You will also learn how to appropriately handle throttling in your applications and scale by partitioning databases.