Windows Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. Visual Studio 2013 is the best IDE for cloud development and test – and enables powerful scenarios including running Visual Studio in Azure hosted Virtual Machines, and the ability to manage cloud resources right from the IDE. In this video we'll review in detail what Windows Azure offers for MSDN Subscribers, how to take advantage of pre-configured virtual machines, and go through demos such as how to use PowerShell to setup and later clean-up a Windows Azure test environment.
Why should developers care about IaaS? Think of your Windows Azure Datacenter as an Object Model(OM). "IaaS OM" can help us build cost effective systems by only turning on the parts of system that are needed and when they are needed. Additionally, systems built using IaaS can not only be more fault tolerant but also scale in the direction of business growth. We will begin this session with a review of key Windows Azure IaaS concepts including compute, storage and VNET. Next we will walk the "IaaS OM" using Windows Azure Power Shell SDK, including a discussion of bootstrapping VMs. Finally, we will walk through a collection of IaaS scenarios including virtual branch office, single pane of glass for managing on-premises and Azure based resources and hybrid applications that combine IaaS & PaaS.
In this session we will take a look at some of the key considerations when we think about configuring the Hyper-V guests. We'll take a look at aspects such as memory configuration, virtual hard drives and more.
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:
If you are considering upgrading to SharePoint 2013 on Office 365 but are wary about how it will look and in turn how it will affect user adoption, then you'll want to come along to this TechEd Australia session. Elaine van Bergen, MSCM and OBS Lead Solution Specialist, and Aaron Dinnage, DEECD SharePoint Platform Manager will discuss a Proof of Concept (POC) Project that is being used by large number of geo-disperse users. You'll be the first to hear about how it was done!_x000D_ _x000D_ Elaine and Aaron will walk you through their approach to branding and customisation which has enabled it to be used by non-technical users without a need for training. Features discussed will include new capabilities of SharePoint 2013 in the Cloud, including Composed Looks, and the clever ways that content owners are able to easily access functionality using customisations to create simple shortcuts to functionality and wizards._x000D_