Xbox uses today over 300000 servers, compared to 200 in 2002
Windows Server 2012 R2 available as of last Monday, System Center and and SQL Server 2014
New in Asp.Net
No selection between webforms and MVC, just ASP.Net app,- then you can add the frameworks you want to use. One ASP.Net!
Can set several default browsers and test in multiple browsers
Refresh browsers with refresh from Visual Studio
Bootstrap template is included per default (you can override the style template with predefined styles on various sites)
Creating new web site from Azure portal is extremely easy
Peek definition instead of go to definition shows the definition as a lightly dismissible popup
Web essentials will tell you which browser supports that vendor tag (thank you Mads!)
Server explorer integrates Azure, you can start stop etc. (you get almost a full portal within Visual Studio 2013)
130000 windows azure websites, general availability is now open
Preview Visual Studio 2013 and .Net 4.5.1 Previews available
Azure Mobile Services
Mobile centric app development, how do we build these apps fast?
Windows Azure Mobile Services provides fast and easy backed services (mobile services was launched in August last year).
Free 20MB SQL DB
Authenticate users easy with MS account, FB, Twitter or Google
Adding push notifications is easy in VS2013: right click, add, push notification, follow the wizard steps. This will also pre wire test notifications.
General availability now open
Autoscale ability directly in azure
Configure basic set of rules for scaling with target CPU range to only use as many machines as needed
Autoscale for set of VM’s
Windows Azure Active Directory
AD for the cloud
Integrate with on-premise AD
Devices and services
Web view control (ms-webview) can run local content
Adobe brings a DPS solution to developers (digital publishing software)
By just adding Bing by CSS the text will get Bing entity cards, you can extend word to view documents the same way
Foursquare app first tablet app will come to Windows 8 platform (neat app!), and more apps coming!
New partnership with Unity
Client and server
New guidance whitepapers on .Net
Point of Services – card readers, barcode scanners and more