In Visual Studio 2013 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013, we have added a lot of highly anticipated productivity features for building XAML apps. In this video, you’ll see how the new XAML editor features in Visual Studio, and the new design features in both Visual Studio and Blend, enable you to build richer apps, with higher productivity.
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.
Many businesses are finding they need new versions of their trusty LOB apps for their increasingly mobile workforce. However, these businesses also want to leverage the existing investments they have made to date. In this session, learn about changes in Windows 8.1 Update to allow businesses to build new mobile LOB applications without having to re-write their entire app from scratch.
Windows Azure Media Services (WAMS) provides a cloud-based platform for media encoding, transcoding and content protection as well as on-demand and live streaming capabilities. In this video, we’ll walk through how to use Visual Studio to upload a video file and prepare it for streaming with WAMS, and we’ll provide demos that show you how to upload, encode, and use dynamic packaging to deliver video content.