The first major decision when planning for a Lync deployment is how to deploy Microsoft Lync: as Lync Server 2013 on premises, or Lync Online with Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud. This first decision will shape service quality, resiliency, and resource optimization in your deployment. This session goes over the differences between "on-premise," hybrid, and "on-line" solutions and details situations where each would be optimal for your deployment. Finally, this session covers hosted solutions, the interoperability between Lync and Office 365, and offers guidance in preparing for a potential migration to the cloud.
Microsoft's Developer Division, responsible for building massive software projects such as Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Team Foundation Server, has been on a multi-year journey to transform itself from a waterfallian box product into an agile online service and regular client updates. In this session, we review the process and practices used by this division to deliver faster, react to feedback, plan and learn, stay connected to customers, continually improve quality, and measure success. We discuss the organizational issues experienced during the transformation and give examples of key practices and metrics used to improve the organization sprint over sprint. Hear about lessons learned in moving from a traditional software delivery team to a modern DevOps team.
In this session we will talk about the Oxford APIs, machine learning, How-Old.net, Twins or Not and recent released MyMoustache. Starting by talking about How-Old.net and how inspiration quicly came to build "Twins or Not" while on the //Build tour. We will detail how the capabilities used by these sites are available as part of the Oxford APIs and show demos of this awesome technology. Obviously, we'll go deeper on the building models where Azure Machine Learning is a central piece, as both, experiments from the Machine Learning gallery.
With the recent acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft. I will be looking at what Xamarin is and why you will want to use it to leverage your dev teams c# write cross platform apps for not only Windows devices but Android and iOs as well. I will be passing on the experience I have gained from leading the team at appXib where we have developed many sophisticated business apps in Xamarin. Since the acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft Scott Guthrie made a lot of announcements at Build and I will recap these – particularly some of the exciting announcements around cost. This is a DevOps day so I will be looking at the full developer lifestyle through Develop, Test, Build, Deploy and monitor. I will have recently returned from Xamarin's Evolve event where there have been some fantastic announcements which will really enhance this DevOps experience and some enhancements which may make you rethink how you approach certain aspects. From prototyping and architecting Xamarin's new Workbooks, developing Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio integration, User Interface testing with TestCloud through deployment and analysis with Hockeyapp all continuously integrated in VSTS this session will overview them all and hopefully, if the demo gods are kind, I will show it working as well.