Come to this session to learn about new features in SQL Server 2014 geared towards private and hybrid cloud. This session is demo-heavy and you will walk away with great understanding on how the product team bake cloud features directly into SQL Server 2014.
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.
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) enables .NET developers to build rich and powerful Windows desktop applications using managed languages and XAML. In this session we'll cover all the latest innovations available to WPF developers such as improvements coming from .NET, integration points with the latest cloud technologies and enhanced tooling & profiling capabilities in Visual Studio.