The new Azure Data Lake Analytics service introduces a Query Language called U-SQL to efficiently and easily process large amounts of data. This video introduces U-SQL, focusing on its integration of declarative SQL with the extensibility of C# and how Visual Studio tooling makes it easy to use.
Welcome to TechNet Virtual Conference! Hosts Mary Jo Foley and Rick Claus will be kicking off the event with some fun pub type quizzes and going through live cams to check in with fans at viewing parties from around the world.
A quick background on our hosts:
Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for more than 30 years for a variety of publications. She writes the ZDNet "All About Microsoft" blog (www.allaboutmicrosoft.com), which covers the products, people and strategies that make Microsoft tick. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Foley regularly guests on radio, TV and other podcasts, where she comments on all things Microsoft-related.
I'm Rick Claus, and it's my job to engage with the worldwide Technical Community of Sysadmins, Lan Admins and technical geeks of all kinds on behalf of Microsoft. As a Sr. Technical Evangelist, my role is to work with the Azure Engineering and develop and deliver sessions and create video content to support platform awareness for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Windows Server, core infrastructure services, Virtualization technologies of all kinds, Storage and all things "cloud".
Jeffrey Snover- Technical Fellow, Enterprise Cloud Group
Jeffrey Snover is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft and the Lead Architect for the Enterprise Cloud Group.
Snover is the inventor of Windows PowerShell, an object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command line shell. Snover joined Microsoft in 1999 as divisional architect for the Management and Services Division, providing technical direction across Microsoft's management technologies and products.
Snover has over 30 years of industry experience with a focus on management technologies and solutions. He was an architect in the office of the CTO at Tivoli and a development manager at NetView. He has worked also as a consulting engineer and development manager at DEC, where he led various network and systems management projects.
Snover held 8 patents prior to joining Microsoft, and has registered over 30 patents since. He is a frequent speaker at industry and research conferences on a variety of management and language topics.