I will take Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 (MDT) to its outer limits. Learn about the new features in MDT 2013 and how to customize it to fit your organization's needs. You can expect a lot of live demos, tips, and tricks.
Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data access technology for new applications in .NET. We'll explore how the current release of Entity Framework can be used to build applications. We'll also look at an early preview of EF7, a modern, lighter weight, and composable version of Entity Framework (EF) that can be used on a variety of platforms, including ASP.NET vNext, Windows Phone and Windows Store. This new version will also support targeting non-relational data stores.
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.