As an infrastructure and security architect, John Craddock has been involved in enterprise systems since the early days of Windows NT. His passion is for determining how things really work and then designing and deploying the most effective systems. John presented on Active Directory at one of the first Windows 2000 launch conferences in Geneva; of course this was only after delving deep into its inner workings. Now it’s time for Windows Server 2012 Active Directory to be scrutinized. Come to this demo-packed session and discover what Windows Server 2012 Active Directory has to offer. Learn about virtualizing and cloning DCs, GUI improvements for password policies and the recycle bin, new Kerberos features, and more.
Modern CPU and instruction set architecture improvements are critical to the performance of software, but it's the compiler that can make your code sing. Come learn how compiler optimizations are enabling the next generation of native code performance. This talk will go deep into the guts of the Visual C++ compiler optimizer, focusing on compiler optimizations from the point of a view of modern CPUs. Down to the metal we go!