Join MVP David O'Brien in finding out how to manage your infrastructure with Desired State Configuration the easy way. This session will demonstrate how you define the way you want a computer to look like, how to deploy that configuration, how little infrastructure one needs to get there and how DSC enforces that configuration. All that, with nearly no need to know Powershell. This session will enable you to go and automate stuff the easy way and probably secure your next pay rise!
Even though the cloud provides elastic scale and seemingly infinite resources, you still have to design, monitor and tune performance. Microsoft Azure SQL Database has architectural differences from SQL Server and understanding how these can impact performance is critical. In this session, Microsoft Azure MVP, Eric D. Boyd, will show you how you can identify bottlenecks and the cause of performance problems in SQL Database. This session will introduce you to the tools you can use to investigate throttling, connection events and resources, and poorly performing queries such as dynamic management objects (DMVs and DMFs) and cloud-based tools in Microsoft Azure. You will also learn how to appropriately handle throttling in your applications and scale by partitioning databases.
In 2013 the Lync 2013 Managed API for the Lync 2013 client has added a series of new capabilities, especially for building Kiosk style applications, such as video and application sharing. This session will give an overview of these capabilities.
Keeping track of all the various resources used by a solution is a daunting task. Azure Resource Manager enables you to group multiple resources into a single logical group. With the ability to save the group as a template, we can reuse it for future solutions. In this session we'll explore how the Azure Resource Manager can be used to better manage our Azure solutions. We'll dive deep into creating resources and manipulating the Resource Manager templates. In the end, you'll be able to unlock new, powerful ways to manage your Azure resources.