Learn about the challenges associated with modeling uncertainty in computational systems and how programming models are being used to improve systems, such as GPS. Kathryn McKinley, principal researcher, Microsoft Research, and Todd Mytkowicz, researcher, Microsoft Research, share their expertise in this interview recorded during Faculty Summit 2015.
With the upcoming release of Windows 10, there will new and updated ways to deploy Windows. In this session, we’ll review new recommendations for upgrading existing devices using a simple in-place upgrade process, provisioning tools for transforming new devices into ones ready for enterprise use, as well as updates to traditional deployment tools and techniques (ADK and beyond). We’ll also talk about application compatibility, hardware requirements, and other common deployment questions.
In 2009, SAP decided to implement Lean and Agile Software Engineering practices within its global development organization. Lean management and agile practices like Scrum helped us to become more efficient and predictable in delivering software. However, that did not solve the "Innovator's Dilemma" which almost any big company faces after many years of success. Hence, we had to explore new ways and approaches to come up with innovative product ideas and business models for the ever faster changing and evolving enterprise software market. In this talk, Dr. Tobias Hildenbrand and Sumeet Shetty will give an overview of this innovation journey and provide insights on applying Agile, Design Thinking and Business Model Innovation practices in a large-scale and distributed development organization. The session also includes an example of a recent project (SAP SportsOne).