Visual Studio 2013 has been a small jump in version number from 2012, but don't be fooled – from your first time using it you discover it is the little things that make a big impact in your day-to-day development friction. In this session, Colin Bowern highlights the little changes from getting started to optimizing your app that make this a worthy upgrade for your tool chain, no matter the type of application you build.
Event Hubs is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing services in cloud history. In six months we went from launch to a trillion messages, but delivering lots of data fast isn't enough. When you build a solution on Event Hubs we can give you scale, but you need to be able to figure out how your solution is performing and where it is weak. This session will be a deep dive into scale and availability aspects of Event Hubs followed by an outline of what tools you can use to determine the performance of your Event Hubs based solution and see what is really happening.
Mobile continues to expand and evolve at a rapid pace. Users expect great native experiences in the palm of their hands on each and every platform. A major hurdle for developers today is that each platform has its own programming language and tools to learn and maintain. Even if you tackle the burden of learning Objective-C and Java you will still have to manage multiple code bases, which can be a nightmare for any development team large or small. It doesn't have to be this way as you can create Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows Store apps leveraging the .NET framework and everything you love about C#.