Windows Azure Storage provide massively scalable storage services with local and geo-redundancy. Organizations can store terabytes of data off-site and in a reliable, highly available and cost efficient manner. For those of you wishing to explore the capabilities of Windows Azure Storage there are bound to be a number of questions that will arise. Can a blob storage container really handle millions of blobs effectively? How efficient is a Table Storage query when the table contain over a billion entities? How can these data volumes be uploaded reliably and effectively? How can the usage and billing of a data intensive solution be monitored? This demo-intensive session will answer these questions and show how big data scenarios can be effectively implemented using Windows Azure Storage. The Windows Azure Storage API will be covered in depth, along with techniques to increase the speed and reduce the cost of uploading data to Windows Azure. A solution storing the 4.3 million articles that make up the English Wikipedia content and providing a simple text index search will be used as a case study.
NodeJS is reaching a level of maturity where the enterprise is starting to take it seriously and the plethora of modules now available allow for plenty of choice when putting together new web applications. To complete this story, we need to be able to deploy and easily scale out these web applications and for this we can reach out to Azure. Microsoft have provided all the tooling and SDKs required for this to be an easy path to take - and being able to deploy to the same environment as other software written on top of more traditional enterprise platforms is super appealing. In this largely code-driven session we'll jump right into building an end-to-end example on top of a happy-path combination of popular modules such as Express, Jade and Stylus. We'll also be utilizing persistence in the form of MongoDB and looking at all some the other aspects of deployment to Azure such as logging and supporting development across different environments.
Cloud, social and proliferation of devices have changed the way we work, collaborate and manage our tasks and projects. During this keynote Jared will talk about Microsoft's vision for business productivity & project management, share industry trends and provide insights into how Microsoft is thinking about future product investments. A career software professional, Jared’s experience includes roles in engineering, product management, product marketing, and sales. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS in computer science from Brigham Young University.