Having a solid identity strategy for consuming Office 365 services is a must. There are several options for different customers and scenarios, however Microsoft Azure is at the centre of all of them. Leveraging SSO (Single Sign On) with ADFS 3.0 and Web Application Proxies is a common scenario and we’ll show you how this can be delivered exclusively from the cloud without reliance on your traditional on-premises datacentre. High availability and DR are intrinsic in this architecture, and additional options now exist to use password sync as a fallback. Finally we show you how to extend the solution past Office 365 and beyond!
Data is everywhere. Open source world gives us an opportunity to use advanced technical solutions to handle not uncommon problems of huge amounts of data that require low latency access. Can we use our favorite language such as F# for that? The answer is yes! This talk is focused on showing how to create a Cassandra cluster based on Docker, and how to build an application that connects to it and uses it with F# in a cross platform way! I will show how easy it is to use fully open source tools such as F# with Project Scaffold in Xamarin Studio on OSX to create a solution that uses advanced open source distributed database Cassandra on Docker.
The Build-Measure-Learn loop is at the core of DevOps, but unfortunately whatever comes after Build is often overlooked. Here come HockeyApp and Application Insights – two application monitoring solutions for Apps and services, which are going to provide the amount of information we require in an integrated and effortless way. HockeyApp comes from a Microsoft acquisition, and it is already on the frontline. After the //build conference they announced the team is due to be merged with the Xamarin Insights' one, creating a new application monitoring solution for device apps with no rivals in the market. Application Insights was a tool created by the Visual Studio Team Services team, then moved to Azure and completely rewritten. It provides a fantastic experience for web apps and services, fully integrated with the ALM and DevOps platform and available via Azure. In order to deliver a successful product a good users' involvement is essentials, it is more important by the day. Let's see how these two technologies can help improving our applications and our services, by getting insights from their usage patterns and our code performance.