Design guru Tommy Lewis wants your apps to look their best. He emphasizes that attractive apps stand out from the rest, so a focus on design is a must. He describes a "visual" way of thinking, covering what to expect during the design phases of your development and what goals to work towards. Last but not least, he covers design principles that you should think about as you design your apps: authentically digital, more with less, pride in craftsmanship, fast and fluid, and win as one.
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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.
Windows Phone 8.1 offers an enormous leap forward when it comes to security and manageability, making it an excellent choice for those with even the highest level of security requirements. In this session we talk about the key new security features that have been added to the Windows Phone platform that make it a great choice for enterprises and one that can compete to win against other platforms.
The new Microsoft Rights Management services (RMS) enables customers to protect their most sensitive information. Some customers want to put this data in the cloud while retaining control over it, while some may want to keep their data on-premises due to concerns about control over their data. Microsoft RMS can work with both these scenarios, enabling them to deploy Azure RMS to work with online and on-premises servers, and allowing them to retain control over their keys and access to documents. In this session we describe how these scenarios are deployed and demonstrate how to quickly set up Azure RMS, how to enable on-premises and cloud-based SharePoint and Exchange to use the service via the connector, and how to deploy Bring your Own Key solutions to protect your root keys.