Integrate your next-generation Windows 10 game with Xbox Live for cloudpowered experiences like Hero Stats, Achievements, and Leaderboards that can be updated independently from your game code. Surface the most engaging player stats from your game directly on Windows 10 and build powerful companion experiences through the Real-Time Activity service. Get tips on common configuration pitfalls, Xbox Live policy considerations, and how to avoid common failures during Certification.
Nel panorama delle tecnologie IT, il cloud occupa uno spazio sempre più ampio. In questa sessione sarà presentata la piattaforma Windows Azure SQL Database. Vedremo come Windows Azure aumenta le capacità e le possibilità del mondo relazionale on-premises. In particolare vedremo:
◾ Introduzione a Windows Azure SQL Database ◾ Infrastructure as a Service con SQL Server ◾ Platform as a Service di SQL Server ◾ Interazione ed integrazione tra cloud e on-premises
Sameer Doshi from kCura tells us how their company has achieved some business great results across development and operations while utilizing Microsoft Azure and Chef to implement the DevOps practice of Infrastructure as code amongst other things. Sameer is interviewed by David Tesar, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and Steve Murawski, Software Development Engineer at Chef Software. In this interview more specifically we cover the following:
[00:28] - What does kCura do and is his role there?
[00:47] - What are some of the challenges they have had to overcome at kCura?
[01:30] - What are some of the problems they have had with the server environments?
[02:29] - An example story of a pain point specifically related to this as well as "it works on my environment"
[03:49] - What solutions did they try to resolve this problem?
[05:12] - Why did they decide to utilize Chef for that framework?
[06:26] - Is there anything in the Chef ecosystem which helped kCura move from on-premises infrastructure to Azure?
[07:49] - What are the business impact kCura has seen from implementing these changes?
[09:22] - What are some of the specific higher value activities the Ops staff can spend time on now?
[10:54] - How did the Ops people respond to having to now write Infrastructure as Code (IaC) (IaC is Chef Recipes in this case)?
[12:53] - How has IaC has transformed the culture?
[13:50] - Did it take awhile to see the business value while everyone was learning how to write Chef Recipes?
[15:08] - How do you see where you've started with this solution playing out practically in the future?
[17:22] - How has having IaC and Azure helped out with other scenarios? --> Self Service environments and conference.
[19:06] - Why did they choose Azure as their cloud provider and why do they continue to choose Azure?
This session will be your opportunity to do a live Q&A with the Visual Studio product team that works on the React Native extension as well as TACO (the Tools for Apache Cordova). Joining the team will be two special guests from Exponent, makers of the Exponent Development Environment - a suite of tools to help developers build apps using ReactNative
Parashuram A Program Manager in the Visual Studio team, building developer tools for cross platform mobile application runtimes like React Native and Cordova. He is a core committer in the Apache Cordova project. He also works on open source tools for react and react-native, including projects like an adapter to use Cordova plugins in React Native, and a custom react renderer that uses Web Workers.
Jonathan Carter Program Manager in the Visual Studio team, working on developer services for mobile apps including Visual Studio Team Services, HockeyApp and CodePush.
Brent Vatne Developer at Exponent (exponentjs.com), building a platform to deliver mobile experiences that combine the best of web and native. Brent is a core contributor to React Native, compiler of the React Native Newsletter (reactnative.cc) and an organizer of React.js Conf 2016.
Moderated by Seth Juarez of Channel9
Please join us April 7th, at 10am PDT. See you then!