HaloWaypoint.com is the official destination for Halo on the web. Whether looking for the latest information about Halo titles from 343 Industries, discovering and exploring its ever-expanding universe, or engaging with its passionate and growing community, Halo Waypoint gives millions of Halo fans a place to call home. This talk will explore how ASP.NET MVC and several Microsoft Azure technologies were leveraged to not only create and evolve the new website from the inside out, but also ensure that the site could meet the performance expectations and scale demands of the fan base, particularly around high-profile title announcements and releases.
Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data access technology for new applications in .NET. We'll explore how the current release of Entity Framework can be used to build applications. We'll also look at an early preview of EF7, a modern, lighter weight, and composable version of Entity Framework (EF) that can be used on a variety of platforms, including ASP.NET vNext, Windows Phone and Windows Store. This new version will also support targeting non-relational data stores.