The .NET Gadgeteer technology provides a fantastic way to make just about kind of embedded device. From a data-logging cat flap to a motion sensitive cheese grater (and everything in between). In this session Rob will unveil a whole bunch of amazing interfaces and show you just how easy it is to make gadgets that you can control from your C# programs.
PowerShell is the preferred tool for it-administrators for managing servers and environments. Using the built-in PowerShell cmdlets that come with CRM 2011 and adding some new ones we can easily manipulate CRM servers and design deployment processes that fit out needs. In this session I will walk though some of the cmdlets that we have created for the purpose and demonstrate the power of scripted deployment. I will also demonstrate the tools we have created manipulating and moving data as part of the deployment process. TFS is an essential brick in the puzzle about agile development in the .net environment. I will briefly touch some of the almost endless possibilities we have when using TFS, PowerShell and CRM together. We will also take a look at the SolutionPackager from the SDK.
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.