SharePoint 2013 is not just a collection of lists and libraries anymore. It is a big product with lots of built-in out of the box services. We as SharePoint developers used to build a lot on the top of SharePoint, but with rapidly growing product functionality, there is less need for developing custom code. In fact there is more need for consultants that they know SharePoint out of the box services and features and they also know how to configure and use them. The new generation of SharePoint architects, have deep understanding of built-in services and their limits so that they can decide whether to develop custom code or just enable a built-in Service. This approach makes SharePoint development quick and dramatically reduces the cost of maintenance and support.
Richard Conway and Andy Cross, Azure MVPs from Elastacloud, take you on a tour de force of Big Data as a workload and the available services on Azure for supporting them. The session begins with introductory outlining of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings; from the complexities and power of building a Linux IaaS cluster to the simplicity and bounded capabilities of Cloud Services via HDInsight. The session will continue to give hands on examples of HDInsight, the Hadoop on Azure service and will conclude with a demonstration of Machine Learning with the new AzureML service.
With Skype used for more than 2 billion minutes a day (and counting), "Unified Communication" has now definitively changed communications, being available to your customers, at any time and any place. This session will give you a technical deep dive on the available possibilities for developers to enhance your customer service. It will demonstrate how the Skype-Lync Connectivity can improve the reachability of your enterprise, far beyond of what the ordinary telephone call approach can do. Illustrated by the native Lync contact center application LUCS, which already enables integration of Skype and Lync in the contact center, this session explains how to unleash the power of the various APIs available on Lync and Skype.