Keynote Highlights

Windows

Azure

  • .NET SDK 2.6 (Release Notes)
    • HDInsight improvements
    • In-Role caching uses latest storage SDK
    • App Service tools
    • Azure Resource Manager new templates for Virtual Machines, Networking, and Storage
    • Diagnostic improvements
  • Data lake service
    • HDFS compatible file system
    • Unlimited storage
    • Optimized for high throughput, low latency
  • Project Oxford
    • Face detection
    • Speech recognition
    • Vision information API
    • Powers how-old.net
  • Service Fabric
    • Stateful microservices
  • SQL Database
    • SQL DB Transparent data encryption public preview
    • SQL DB Service Tier Advisor public preview - assess performance needs
    • Elastic Data Pool
    • Full-text Search
  • More than 500 new features in Azure in the past year
  • Over 50 trillion storage objects
  • App Service Architecture
  • IaaS
    • 3 Fault domains in an availability set
  • Azure IoT Suite
    • Device provisioning & management
    • Telemetry

Visual Studio

Misc

  • Project Spartan is now Edge
  • .NET support on Linux in Docker
  • .NET core preview for Linux and Mac
    • Additionally, run and debug .NET on Linux, in a Docker container
  • .NET 4.6 RC for Windows
  • Nano server
    • Admin GUIs on servers are poison
    • It's just a deployment option
    • Features are pulled in separately, not on disk
    • Hyper-V, ASP.net, clustering support
    • Configuration via core PowerShell and WMI
    • Uses core CLR, most core engine components
    • Nano server is a subset of the full server surface area
    • An app that works on nano server will run on the full server
    • Optional Reverse forwarders package allows you run non-nano apps and silently fail on unsupported API calls
    • Lots of things can run with the reverse forwarders like Java, node.js
    • Less than 3 minutes to install
    • 400mb vs 5+gb for full server
    • Inject drivers in image before install
  • Office has a unified endpoint for all API calls
    • Add-ins run everywhere that office does
  • Vorlon.js
    • An open source, extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remotely debugging and testing your JavaScript
  • Building a new Reactor space in San Francisco
  • Minecraft Modding in Visual Studio