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.
Microsoft Lync includes capabilities for real-time communications such as IM, audio, video, and conferencing. Learn how virtualization solutions impact these communications and how to best deploy Lync when leveraging virtualization capabilities—including server and client virtualization strategies and supported methods. Discuss common virtualization features and their support and impact on Microsoft Lync Server, the virtualization options for Lync Server and Lync clients, and understand the common and recommended methods for sizing and planning a Lync solution that includes virtualized components.