Windows Azure has grown tremendously since its first release in 2009. The last 15 months especially have seen an enormous amount of activity to make available more core computing services and higher level services across the Windows Azure platform. We have also "cloud-enabled" things like Active Directory and BizTalk while simultaneously releasing updates to the entire platform on a schedule never before seen at Microsoft. In this session we will get an update to the State of Azure with the very latest releases that have come for Windows Azure as well as a look to the future for where we are headed as a cloud platform.
The Microsoft Kinect has come a long way since its release in November 2010, with the Kinect for Windows SDK and device released in February 2012. In the latest SDK, you now have the ability to take advantage of the Interaction Stream to help build better "Kinectified" apps. In this session Bronwen delves into the Interaction Gallery looking at some of the Kinect controls and interactions to help you build better navigation and engagement in your next Kinect application.
In this session we will take a look how the Hyper-V platform provides a high level of resiliency for the virtualized workloads. We will take a look at clustering technologies and shared VHDX technology.
In preparation for the event, we recommend that you download the free, full-featured version of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 as well these other free evaluations available for download: