In this session, learn how Azure Automation enables you to automate the creation, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of resources in your Microsoft Azure environment using a highly scalable and reliable workflow execution engine. The service can be used to orchestrate the time-consuming and frequently repeated tasks you’d otherwise accomplish manually across Azure and third-party systems to decrease operational expense for your cloud operations. Azure Automation gives you the ability to import or build Windows PowerShell modules to enable integration across Azure and third-party systems; author flexible Windows PowerShell Runbooks to accelerate time to value; and deliver resources faster through automation of manual tasks.
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.