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.
The Microsoft Managed Languages team has been focused on rebuilding the VB and C# compilers and editing experiences as part of Project "Roslyn". This effort has paved the way for these languages to continue evolving for many years to come. However, what does that future actually look like? We explore the editing experience, how public APIs may be used to write language-level extensions, as well as new language features.
This presentation discusses Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) infrastructure design and lessons learned from a series of customer deployments. Topics include Management and Reporting Server design, Shared Content placement/replication, Publishing Server placement, load balancing options, Rapid Scale-out solutions, sizing calculations, and data store configuration options. Examples for using Windows PowerShell to automate and bridge product gaps are demonstrated. Use cases discussed include Published Desktops vs. Applications, VDI Density Reduction, and IOPS/Application Footprint Reduction.