In this report, we shall focus on the capabilities of the new control panel in Azure (Azure Portal Preview), which is a single workspace for developing and managing cloud applications. Implementation of this new panel is not just merely an interface change, it is a new approach to DevOps. This report includes a demonstration of how to establish continuous deployment of websites and databases, manage builds and tests, as well as track their relationship with tasks and work items.
This presentation discusses Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) infrastructure design and lessons learned from a series of customer deployments. Topics include Management and Reporting Server design, Shared Content placement/replication, Publishing Server placement, load balancing options, Rapid Scale-out solutions, sizing calculations, and data store configuration options. Examples for using Windows PowerShell to automate and bridge product gaps are demonstrated. Use cases discussed include Published Desktops vs. Applications, VDI Density Reduction, and IOPS/Application Footprint Reduction.
Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were undoubtedly the most important sporting event of 2014. During the Games, the official website of the Games became the most popular sports website in the world. We shall take a look under the hood and analyze its distributed architecture organically built on Microsoft Azure in order to cope with the rapidly growing and unpredictable load. Come and learn about the interesting problems we faced, as well as about how we designed our system in accordance with the strict requirements for this class of solutions.