Live! 360 Video Library

Tips, Tricks & More

Preview the mix of practical and independent content available at all the Live! 360 events with session recordings from our crew of expert speakers.

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What's New In C# 7

Philip Japikse will show you all of the new features of C# 7, 7.1 and 7.2 and when to use them.

You will learn:

  • New features in C# 7, 7.1 and 7.2
  • When to use the new features
  • How to enable them in your projects

Speaker: Philip Japikse, Microsoft MVP

Estimated viewing time: 78 minutes

Fast Focus: Get Your Full .NET Code into .NET Standard

At some point, you're going to need to get your existing code base running on .NET Core, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Xamarin or another flavor of .NET. In 20 minutes, you will learn the options available to you as you make that migration.

You will learn about:

  • Shared Projects
  • Portable Class Libraries (PCLs)
  • .NET Standard and the new .cspoj file format

Speaker: Rockford Lhotka, CTO at Magenic

Estimated viewing time: 22 minutes

Panel Discussion: What Matters Most for the Future of Your Applications: AI, Data, Security or UX?

In the real world, things are full of compromise. However, when we think of building the best, modern applications, we think about “next generation” apps that do it all, wherever the user may be. But what what’s the best way forward? Artificial Intelligence is getting tons of attention and investment, but without good data, how compelling is it? Then there’s security. Every day there’s a new breach. Should we all just stop and really get better at security, or is all of this a moot point if the user experience is horrible? Come hear Billy, Tanya, Oren, Rabeb and your host, Brian, provide their insights into what you should be learning to be ready for the next five to ten years of application development. Expect a lively discussion, as we put experts in each field in the same room and have them argue their position.

Speaker: Panel of Experts

Estimated viewing time: 60 minutes

Everything You Need to Know About SQL Server Indexes

In this presentation, Janis Griffin, database performance evangelist at SolarWinds, will review current SQL Server index structures/options, discuss how they work, when they should be used and how to maintain them. Examples of all the index types such as hash, in-memory, columnstore, filtered and so on will be shown. This presentation is a must-see for DBAs, developers, application architects and anyone else who's interesting in maintaining high-performance SQL Server applications.

You will learn:

  • All the SQL Server index structures and how they work
  • How to identify which index types to use in specific situations
  • Specific index options such as data compression, new features and best practices on maintaining them

Speaker: Janis Griffin, Database Performance Evangelist at Quest

Estimated viewing time: 68 minutes

Performance in 60 Seconds: SQL Tricks Everybody MUST Know

Data and database is a critical aspect of application development for businesses. Developers often come across situations where they face a slow server response, even though their hardware specifications are above par. This session is for all the developers who want their server to perform at blazing-fast speed, but want to invest very little time to make it happen. We'll go over various database tricks that require absolutely no time to master and require practically no SQL coding at all. After attending this session, developers will only need 60 seconds to improve the performance of their database server. We'll have a quiz during the session to keep the conversation alive. Developers will walk out with scripts and knowledge that can be applied to their servers immediately after the session.

You will learn:

  • Performance tuning
  • Troubleshooting performance
  • Understanding behind the scenes of performance tuning

Speaker: Pinal Dave, SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert at

Estimated viewing time: 75 minutes

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: Common T-SQL Coding Mistakes and How to Fix Them

If I've learned anything from doing code reviews it is one thing: The majority of the time, there is a better way. The SQL Server optimizer can handle some things pretty well while near ignoring others, creating performance issues that can lead to nightmares. In this session we'll explore problematic coding situations and methods of resolving them. We'll also examine optimizer differences in older versus newer versions of SQL Server and solutions to performance issues encountered.

You will learn:

  • How to use statistics to demonstrate the disparity in performance between two different queries that produce the same data
  • Execution plans of good and poorly written queries, noting the differences and relating performance issues back to specific code segments
  • The use of query store and demonstrate a performance gain with its use

Speaker: Amy Herold, Sr. Database Adminstrator at One Technologies

Estimated viewing time: 60 minutes

Pen Tests in Real Life

In this session one of the world's leading Operating System Security experts Sami Laiho will take you through a real life penetration test. You will learn:

  • How to protect
  • How to test your own environment before a legal or illegal penetration takes place.

Estimated viewing time: 77 minutes

IT Pros Guide to Managing SharePoint Search

Matthew McDermott focuses on the five things you should be paying attention to and how you can simplify the process of caring for SharePoint Search.

You will learn:

  • How to implement, manage, configure and monitor the SharePoint search function.

Estimated viewing time: 77 minutes

Modern Web Development: Building Server Side using .NET Core, MVC, Web API, and Azure

Allen Conway reminds us that with so much focus on front-end JavaScript frameworks, we can’t forget about the important role the server still plays in modern web development.

In this session, you'll learn:

  • How to make the most of .NET Core, ASP.NET, and Web API services to support rich AngularJS client apps in the browser.

Estimated viewing time: 73 minutes