Northwestern Mutual has been helping achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. In order to continue to offer the same efficient service and solid security that has earned them 4.3 million customers, they knew they had to change. The IT solutions the institution depended on wasn't up to today's fast-paced demands or high-security requirements. Agile software development firm, Centare, offered to create and implement an innovative continuous delivery pipeline solution using the capabilities of Microsoft development technologies and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) processes. While the big changes that the new system makes is primarily internal in nature, Northwestern Mutual has been around long enough to know that they have a direct impact on the bottom line and the satisfaction of their customer.
Application Insights delivers the holy grail of EASILY determining how customers are using your product, what their experience is, the environments your customers are using, and ensuring your applications are successful in meeting your business needs. This data is provided by the usage telemetry capabilities of Application Insights. In this session, discover how easy it is to add this to your existing applications through a simple “right click” option in Visual Studio. Demos include enabling usage telemetry with Application Insights from Windows Phone apps, Windows Store apps, Web applications, as well as custom logging, custom events, and dashboard creation.
Any sample code, video, or other supporting content for this presentation (if available for this session) is loaded in the zip file.
Are you interested in the future and the roadmap for the WPF platform? If so, this session is for you. We will take an in-depth look at our areas of investment and the new features we are working on for .NET 4.6 and future releases of the WPF Platform. We will talk about how WPF platform will evolve in the long term, and the strategies you should start considering to get the best out of future platform improvements. Finally, we will take a look at the new authoring, debugging and diagnostics experiences available for WPF applications in Visual Studio 2015.