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.
Organizational customers want consistent identities and access control across Active Directory (AD) and the software-as-a-service apps they rely upon, including Microsoft Office 365, salesforce.com, Box, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Concur, etc. This session covers how customers can enable Azure AD for SSO to hundreds of popular SaaS apps, along with configuring provisioning, federation, and password vaulting, and how to address the typical rollout concerns for enterprise-wide deployment of SaaS single sign-on.
In 2013 the Lync 2013 Managed API for the Lync 2013 client has added a series of new capabilities, especially for building Kiosk style applications, such as video and application sharing. This session will give an overview of these capabilities.
Mobile app development has really exploded over the past few years. And with that, so have the number of options available to developers. Developers are looking for ways to maximize code reuse while being able to deploy to multiple platforms. In this session, David Totzke and Lori Lalonde talk about cross platform development, and the options available to developers - PhoneGap, Appcelerator's Titanium, Telerik's AppBuilder, Sencha Touch, and Xamarin, to name a few.