E-conference

The One with .NET before XMas 2021

16
 - 16 December 2021

Program Manager Azure SQL, Microsoft

Program Manager, Microsoft

Azure MVP, Solution Architect, 4DotNet

Cloud Advocate, Microsoft

Cloud Advocate, Microsoft

The speakers

If you are doing anything with .NET or on the Azure cloud, then the end of year is definitely an exciting time. .NET6 recently released, together with a new version of C#, among many new features and capabilities. Azure got its fair share of upgrades as well, on all fronts.

Join us online for a day dedicated to .NET and Azure, and learn from some of the world’s top experts and thought leaders, including product teams at Microsoft.

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Agenda

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13:40 – 14:00

Welcome

14:00 – 15:00

A bit of AI, with Henk & Amy Live

What is it like to work in the field of AI? How do you get started with AI? And what is going on this week? Find out in this show hosted by cloud advocates Henk and Amy. In this show we will enter a conversation with our guest who works with AI daily.

15:00 – 16:00

Get the most out of Azure SQL’s .NET client development stack: SqlClient 4.0 and EF Core 6

With the recent release of .NET 6 and some of the most widely used data access libraries, developing applications for Azure SQL is becoming easier and more efficient (not mentioning fun!). In this session, we will discuss some of the new capabilities introduced to get the most out of your databases, like Configurable Retry Logic to make your applications more resilient out-of-the-box, or various security-related improvements that have been added.  We’ll also discuss new specific capabilities, like support for Azure SQL temporal tables in EF 6 and all the performance improvements that have been introduced.

16:00 – 17:00

Data Replication in Azure SQL and Beyond

This session will cover some Microsoft data replication technologies such as Change Data Capture, SQL Data Sync, transactional replication, and more. These tools can help you load and/or move data changes taking place on your databases to other external targets, for use cases such as auditing, analytics, or event-based programming. The topics covered will include common use cases and scenarios, benefits and limitations for each tool, and product demos.

17:00 – 18:00

ARM yourself with Bicep

The Azure Resource Manager has been around for quite some time. The Azure native way of controlling the ARM, was through ARM templates. But now, BICEP is taking over. During this session I will show the ins and outs of BICEP, the differences with ARM templates and how to get up and running incorporating BICEP in your DevOps CI/CD process.

Get an introduction to BICEP, learn the differences between ARM templates and BICEP. Learn how to incorporate BICEP in your CI/CD pipelines and processes and how to leverage its power.

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