If you are a SysAdmin who already supports solutions on the Linux platform at scale, you are probably familiar with Chef and Puppet. Did you know they are also available in Azure for both Linux and Windows Machines? You can take your existing instructions and configurations and configure agents on your IaaS instances to point to your servers for deployment. Learn how to implement these amazing technologies for your Linux and Windows Azure hosted solutions.
Version 6 of the Entity Framework (EF), .NET’s data access and object-relational layer, is included with Visual Studio 2013. Features such as async query/save, connection resiliency, command interception/logging, custom Code First conventions, code-based configuration and Code First stored procedure mapping make EF6 a significant upgrade. Watch this video to see new EF features in action.
ASP.NET 5 applications using Visual Studio 2015 gives you a rich IDE experience, however, now with ASP.NET now being cross-platform, that development IDE is not afforded to us on a Mac. In this session, I will walk through project creation, adding additional ASP.NET items using Yeoman generators and editing the applications in Sublime and Brackets.