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Alaska Airlines Director of App Architecture, Mike Lorengo shares how they are using Microsoft Azure.
Alaska Airlines is the seventh-largest U.S. airline based on passenger traffic and is one of the most popular U.S. West Coast air carriers. Headquartered in Seattle, Alaska carries more passengers between the state of Alaska and the Lower 48 than any other airline. Alaska Airlines was rated Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America, Eight Years in a Row" by JD Power.
hear from Director of App Architecture, Mike Lorengo, how Alaska Airlines built on their "Cloud First, Mobile Only" vision to find success using Azure API management to take an existing employee facing web app on to devices, making it available to the highly mobile workforce wherever they are. Hear how a team of volunteers took the initiative and used the DevOps capabilities of Visual Studio Online combined with Azure to build an agile, continuous delivery capability, enabling them to rapidly add new features and consider extending the technology to a further 100 projects across the organization.
In the 13+ years since the original Active Directory product launched with Windows 2000, it has grown to become the default identity management and access-control solution for over 95% of organizations around the world. But, as organizations move to the cloud, their identity and access control also need to move to the cloud. As companies rely more and more on SaaS-based applications and the range of cloud-connected devices being used to access corporate assets continue to grow, along with the increased use of more hosted and public cloud capacity, companies must expand their identity solutions to the cloud. With this in mind, Microsoft set out to build a solution.
Join seven-year Microsoft MVP Maarten Goet in this hands-on session featuring Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2 and get your identity management for Hybrid IT fast-track started today!