Claus Joergensen, Principal Program Manager, discussed Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 updates to the SMB3 protocol and some changes in Windows behavior at the Interoperability Protocols Plugfest 2013. SMB3 is a protocol covered in the MS-SMB2 specification is included in the Windows Protocol Documents. He provided background regarding IAAS low cost storage and a number of SMB3 enhancements including continuous availability and failover for developers implementing MS-SMB, MS-SMB2 (&SMB3) file sharing protocols.
Windows Azure Media Services (WAMS) provides a cloud-based platform for media encoding, transcoding and content protection as well as on-demand and live streaming capabilities. In this video, we’ll walk through how to use Visual Studio to upload a video file and prepare it for streaming with WAMS, and we’ll provide demos that show you how to upload, encode, and use dynamic packaging to deliver video content.
C++ 11 is a thoroughly modern and productive language, but it is often seen as long in the tooth when it comes to connecting to cloud. In particular, consuming and authoring REST services in C++ can be pretty hard, often hard enough to want to switch to another language such as Java or C# to meet development needs. That said, the problem lies not in the language itself, but in the lack of modern mainstream libraries that remove the headache from accessing the Web in C++.