Visual Studio 2013 and the Windows Azure 2.2 SDK provide a rich set of features for diagnosing and troubleshooting Windows Azure Applications. In this video you'll see how to use this new debugging capability through the entire development lifecycle of a cloud application, from the local developer environment all the way through a deployed site on Windows Azure
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.
Windows Azure SQL Database is a fully managed relational database service based on SQL Server technologies. In this video, we will take a brief tour of Windows Azure SQL Database, and show how SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2013 interfaces with it, enabling rapid development of sophisticated relational databases in the Windows Azure cloud.