Anthony Saxby introduces the new capabilities added to SQL Server, SQL Server PDW and HDInsight in the first half of 2014.
Mitchel Sellers uses multiple real-world applications to show practical implementations of Async within actual applications, covering various scenarios and implementations of the Async pattern.
Phil Trelford demoes accessing a variety of data sources via F# Type Providers.
Felienne Hermans introduces BumbleBee, a refactoring and metaprogramming spreadsheets tool based on a DSL that can perform transformations against spreadsheet formulas.
Delivering Performance Under Schedule and Resource Pressure: Lessons Learned at Google and Microsoft
Ivan Filho shares lessons learned during the development and release of several large scale services at Microsoft and Google from the perspective of a performance manager.
Matthew Moloney discusses using F# and .NET inside Excel, demonstrating doing big data, cloud computing, using GPGPU and compiling F# Excel UDFs.
Kathryn S. McKinley discusses research approaches and results that abstract, choose, and exploit hardware heterogeneity providing computational power at low energy consumption levels.
Luke Hoban introduces TypeScript and its implications for writing web applications and creating supporting tooling.
Justin Kobel introduces claims-based authentication, what are claims, their life cycle, explaining how to consume them in .NET through a number of demoes.
Ronny Kohavi shares lessons learned, cultural and scaling challenges conducting hundreds of concurrent online controlled experiments at Bing.
Mike Falanga shows several C# and F# solutions to common programming problems, comparing how well each language enhances the ability to draw accurate conclusions about the code.