With paper mail volume decreasing every year, the Netherland's national postal service, PostNL, had to get creative and push for innovating the way they do business. Making adjustments to use more part-time employees cut payroll costs, but those savings were minimized by the rising costs of providing IT services to more employees. Enter Sogeti, a longtime partner of PostNL. Sogeti worked with PostNL to develop and implement a cloud-based plan for migrating existing applications to the cloud and developing new one for enhanced cloud-based services. The result was a significant reduction in costs for IT and services.
We are excited to share the new, Microsoft Azure Portal Preview – reimagined, redesigned, and remade for you. Join us for this journey into the future of DevOps, integrating Visual Studio Online and Azure into a single, seamless experience that allows you to get real work done fast. We look at how to connect your source code to Azure for continuous deployment, managing your builds and tests, tracking work items, and monitoring the health of your deployed application with rich insights, all inside the new Azure Portal Preview. Join us in our session and hear about the future of this new platform.
Tuesday was the start of the Imagine Cup World Finals! Finalists flew into Seattle today and were able to check into their dorms, take a group photo and attend the reception at the University of Washington's Red Square. Catch up with John and Golnaz with their daily recaps this week for the Imagine Cup World Finals here in Seattle, Washington.