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.
The rise of personal devices in the enterprise space as well as the need for more control in the access to corp resources has resulted in a changing landscape for VPN. Customers demand an easy to deploy and manage solution that gives them the controls and knobs to build a secure enterprise. This talk will go through the role of Windows in this world both as an inclusive platform for VPN Vendors as well as a VPN solution for Enterprises and Consumers. Speakers: Abhishek Tiwari, Aman Arneja.
Windows Azure SQL Database is a fully managed relational database service based on SQL Server technologies. In this video, we will take a brief tour of Windows Azure SQL Database, and show how SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2013 interfaces with it, enabling rapid development of sophisticated relational databases in the Windows Azure cloud.