As an infrastructure and security architect, John Craddock has been involved in enterprise systems since the early days of Windows NT. His passion is for determining how things really work and then designing and deploying the most effective systems. John presented on Active Directory at one of the first Windows 2000 launch conferences in Geneva; of course this was only after delving deep into its inner workings. Now it’s time for Windows Server 2012 Active Directory to be scrutinized. Come to this demo-packed session and discover what Windows Server 2012 Active Directory has to offer. Learn about virtualizing and cloning DCs, GUI improvements for password policies and the recycle bin, new Kerberos features, and more.
Lync 2013 clients and servers use lots of ports and protocols to get things working seamlessly inside and outside of the firewall. Once you throw in third party telephony products, federation and mobile clients it can all get very interesting. But if things start to go wrong you need more than the event logs to help you with all of these products. In this session you will learn the value of Lync monitoring, see demoes of how to use logging, snooper, cmdlets and more, and get the story on common scenarios that you might see back at work.
Windows 8.1 provides new APIs geared to high-performance list scenarios in XAML apps. In this video, Tim Heuer will provide an overview of the APIs and explain how the platform and Visual Studio tooling teams worked together to build productivity on top of the APIs. Tim will also show a demonstration of several highly-requested features now available in Windows 8.1.