Design guru Tommy Lewis wants your apps to look their best. He emphasizes that attractive apps stand out from the rest, so a focus on design is a must. He describes a "visual" way of thinking, covering what to expect during the design phases of your development and what goals to work towards. Last but not least, he covers design principles that you should think about as you design your apps: authentically digital, more with less, pride in craftsmanship, fast and fluid, and win as one.
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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.