There are many ways you can connect the cloud and your on premise applications using Microsoft Azure. How do you decide which is the right one to use? In this session Michael will discuss some of the options available including Azure networking, Azure Service Bus and Azure BizTalk Hybrid Connections. We will discuss some of the pro's and cons of each and how they may apply when developing integration solutions with BizTalk.
Businesses are increasingly seeking to make data-informed decisions. However, there is often uncertainty as to whether so-called actionable insights will be found, and whether their value will offset the up-front cost of finding them! A trick is to understand the typical data-analytics journey, where you are on it, and how to generate value from each step of your way along it. So join me as we go through the typical data analytics journey in a series of examples, from gaining the value from basic descriptive analytics to enabling automated decisions using advanced prescriptive analytics.
You may think that there is much in SQL Server that appears to work as if by magic? And you would be right! But despite this magic, everything is actually quite easy to understand. This 500-level report contains information about the internal data storage format in SQL Server (MDF files), as well as about how you can work with the data using only a hex editor. You will learn about how SQL Server stores internal metadata for objects and about how you can find and read the data on the disk.
Technical debt slows down the ability of development teams to make changes in code, whether it's adding new features, or fixing issues. DevOps aims to remove hurdles from getting features deployed to production by standardizing and automating the delivery pipeline, and Agile processes aim to make the act of development itself more efficient and incremental. But, although both are necessary to be deliver business value faster, they are not sufficient where the code is carrying a lot of debt: development remains a bottleneck in that case. This talk will show how active management of technical debt can be incorporated into an Agile, DevOps workflow, by measuring debt as part of continuous integration, then using baselines and policies to prevent new debt being introduced and to manage down existing debt. It will be illustrated with demos that combine the capabilities of Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio and SonarQube.