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Following the //build day 1 keynote, there was also a keynote on the second day of the //build conference 2013. In case you missed it, all session recordings will be available at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013.
The Day 2 Keynote recording is at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013/1-002. The keynote was primarily Windows Azure, web, and Visual Studio.
Scott Hanselman showcased some of the exciting improvements in the web space.
There were a *ton* of Windows Azure announcements made at TechEd (prior to //build); for a summary of these, see Brian Prince’s blog posts: "Stop the presses! Stopped VMs are no longer charged, MSDN benefits improved, and more!" and "But wait! That’s not all! More Azure Awesomeness!" Some of the highlights include:
At //build, they also announced that there will be NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED for MSDN members to use their Windows Azure time - yeah!
There are over 130,000 Windows Azure web sites.
Windows Azure Announcements – these were sprinkled throughout the keynote, but I’ve gathered them all in one place:
Josh Twist discussed what’s new with Mobile Services.
Scott Guthrie demoed scaling and integrating Windows Azure with an enterprise environment. He showed autoscaling, Active Directory integration, and BizTalk integration. He also blogged about these key announcements here.
Jay Schmelzer showed:
Steve “Guggs” Guggenheimer and John Shewchuk demoed a number of cool things. Guggs kicked off with a strong statement: “Our goal is that if you do Windows development, we make it super easy to do any Windows dev (on web, tablet, phone, XBOX, etc.).”