Join this session to learn how Microsoft IT is successfully managing the Application lifecycle in their System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 environment with zero touch. Deep technical overview on how Microsoft IT automates LOB application publishing by leveraging System Center Orchestrator, Configuration Manager cmdlets, PowerShell scripts, and Team Foundation Server. This session covers the key stages of the application lifecycle for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, Windows RT, and iOS – starting with Application object creation, deployment, supersedence, and ending with the retirement/removal of the application object from the environment—all this without the administrator having to lift a finger.
Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data access technology for new applications in .NET. We'll explore how the current release of Entity Framework can be used to build applications. We'll also look at an early preview of EF7, a modern, lighter weight, and composable version of Entity Framework (EF) that can be used on a variety of platforms, including ASP.NET vNext, Windows Phone and Windows Store. This new version will also support targeting non-relational data stores.
In this session Michael will talk about what types of cloud services are available and what their functions are. The differences between worker roles and instances of these services will be looked at. How these instances can be effectively scaled up or down depending on business need will also be covered. Role life cycle, service configuration and diagnostics will be discussed as well as different approaches to upgrading and deployment of the services.
Speaker: Michael West Sr Lead Consultant Catapult Systems