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.
Do you have an old static company or department portal? Are you spending too much time actively maintaining relevant content for it? Social is in! In this session we enhance a company portal in a few easy steps and enable it for open social communication inside both Yammer and Microsoft SharePoint. We walk through the different ways of integrating Yammer including Open Graph, Embed and REST API. We also show you how to utilize search and recommendations to move from a static site to a dynamic and user engaging portal.