Skanska USA accelerates Jobsite Monitoring Innovation with Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure.Skanska USA, a large construction and development company whose portfolio includes both infrastructure and building projects, needed an effective way to monitor and report environmental conditions at various jobsites. By using Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure to rapidly implement a new monitoring solution, the company provides its business with improved risk and compliance management, operational efficiencies and transparency, and a competitive edge.
Through Microsoft's Rapid Deployment Program, Microsoft Premier and Consulting services had the opportunity to work with a Fortune 100 Company that "invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world's toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society." A simple business opportunity expanded to see how this large, international customer can ingest millions of events per hour, exploit near-real-time analytics, and tackle true 'Big Data' problems successfully on our Azure data platform. We will provide a detailed walk through the architecture that was implemented, review some obstacles met by the various teams (client, product, consulting), and do a deep-dive into the various Azure components: DocumentDB, Stream Analytics, HDInsight, and Azure Data Factory.
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.