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.
Visual Studio Online Application Insights solves the age-old problem of collecting enough data to enable developers to diagnose their issues but not so much as to impact production capacity. In this video, we'll focus on setting up Application Insights and Microsoft Monitoring Agent in connected scenarios. In these scenarios, Application Insights will monitor event data, analyze it for categories of issues, display (down to the specific line of code) the source of the issue, monitor memory usage for leak detection and output memory snapshots and IntelliTrace logs that can be analyzed using Visual Studio 2013.