Windows and Windows Phone have a converged Live Tiles platform and development model. In Windows Phone 8.1 you’ll be able to do great new things with the Tiles Platform and this session is targeted at helping you understand several critical tiles topics. We talk about our converged WNS push platform and about migrating your tiles from a Windows Phone 8.0 app to a Windows Phone 8.1 app and how to best take advantage of the new Tile Templates and scenarios available to you using the converged model on Windows Phone 8.1.
In the cloud-first, mobile-first world, people are building Android and iOS applications and need a powerful cloud-powered backend. This session will review all of the ways that Azure can help build amazing applications on top of Microsoft’s cloud platform. This includes options for data storage, push notifications, job processing, media delivery, offline data sync, authentication and more. We’ll review all of these features at a high level and dive into some live coding demos throughout! Speaker: Chris Risner
Today we are able to see a clear shift in how enterprises are targeted by malware engineers. The attack landscape has adapted to the new world and they now perform targeted attacks, especially over the social networks. Because guess what? The CEO, CTO, or even the girl next door has a social network account. Join this session and explore how social engineering has grown over time and examine lessons learned from the field on how to best mitigate those traps.
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.