We are excited to share the new, Microsoft Azure Portal Preview – reimagined, redesigned, and remade for you. Join us for this journey into the future of DevOps, integrating Visual Studio Online and Azure into a single, seamless experience that allows you to get real work done fast. We look at how to connect your source code to Azure for continuous deployment, managing your builds and tests, tracking work items, and monitoring the health of your deployed application with rich insights, all inside the new Azure Portal Preview. Join us in our session and hear about the future of this new platform.
We'll award prizes to the first, second, and third place teams in the Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship categories. And then the three first-place teams will compete live onstage to see who takes home the overall Imagine Cup trophy and gets a private meeting with Bill Gates.
Do you have an old static company or department portal? Are you spending too much time actively maintaining relevant content for it? Social is in! In this session we enhance a company portal in a few easy steps and enable it for open social communication inside both Yammer and Microsoft SharePoint. We walk through the different ways of integrating Yammer including Open Graph, Embed and REST API. We also show you how to utilize search and recommendations to move from a static site to a dynamic and user engaging portal.
Regardless of whether you’re building on a private infrastructure, in a hybrid environment, or deploying to a public cloud, there are optimizations you can make in storage and availability that will improve the manageability and performance of your application and environment. Join this session to hear more about the end-to-end scale, performance, and availability improvements coming with Windows Server. We dive into deploying and managing storage using SMB shares, show the improved experience in everyday storage management such as deploying patches to the cloud, and share how to leverage faster live migration when responding to new load demands. Starting with Windows Server 2012, Microsoft offered a complete storage stack from the hardware up, leveraging commodity JBODs surfaced as Virtual Disks via Storage Spaces, hosted by Scale-Out File Server nodes and servicing client requests via SMB 3.0. Now, with major features added in Windows Server 2012 R2 (e.g., Storage Tiering and SMB Redirection), the story gets even better! As a critical piece in the Modern Datacenter (i.e., a Software-Defined Datacenter), SDS plays a crucial role in improving utilization and increasing cost efficiency, scalability, and elasticity. This session empowers you to architect, implement, and monitor this key capability. Come learn how to design, deploy, configure, and automate a storage solution based completely on Windows technologies, as well as how to troubleshoot and manage via the in-box stack and Microsoft System Center. Live demos galore!