Felix Baumgartner jumped from over 128,000 feet to break a world record for sky diving. An image was posted to a Facebook account after his landing and in 40 minutes it had logged over 216,000 likes, 10,000 comments, and 29,000 shares. The Pottermore website, digital home to one of the world's greatest known Wizards, saw a billion (with a "B") page views just two weeks after it launched and was signing up new users at a rate of 25,000 per day. Whether you need this level of instant scalability, or you are simply wanting to be ready for it when your own idea takes off the cloud allows you to create solutions that can scale easily and have high availability, however, these do not come automatically. You need to know how best to leverage a cloud platform to achieve these capabilities successfully. This presentation focuses on architecture patterns and coding techniques that help provide reliable cloud solutions. While the content for this presentation can be applied to many cloud platforms the examples will be given using Windows Azure.
SharePoint 2013 introduces some fundamental changes to how you can build online catalogues and incorporate these into your publishing site. SharePoint 2013 provides a variety of new features which leverage the underpinning FAST Search platform to create rich interactive sites based sites. During this session we will explore the new benefits of product catalogues and the new enhancements provided by FAST Search and we will create a working product catalogue to demonstrate how easy this process can be.
Today, users want access to corporate applications from anywhere, and on whatever device they choose to use, whether it is their laptop, smartphone, tablet, or home PC. IT departments are challenged to empower users with consistent, rich experiences across a wide spectrum of device types. Microsoft's User and Device Management solution helps reduce costs and improve IT efficiency by unifying the management and security for cloud- and on-premise-based PCs and mobile devices in an integrated infrastructure. With Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, and Windows Intune, Microsoft builds on a comprehensive, people-centric solution that empowers user productivity while supporting the management needs of IT. This session will focus on the value for IT in having a unfied device management strategy based on the solution stack mentioned above.