As you move workloads into Windows Azure Virtual Machines (VM), there is another skillset you must master...VM optimization. In this deep dive session you will learn how to configure and tune your virtual machines in Windows Azure for optimal performance and availability. Anders and Pete will take you through optimizing disk configuration, optimizing I/O performance, as well as how to choose the right VM size in Windows Azure. Discussion will then move into high availability in Windows Azure for a variety of popular application workloads, including Internet Information Server (IIS), MS SQL Server and SharePoint. If you are interested in maximizing your Windows Azure IaaS investments, this session is not to be missed!
Great tools for debugging and profiling are critical to the success of your graphics engine. Microsoft regularly updates a set of great graphics tools in Visual Studio and Windows that enable you to build great games. Come to this talk to learn about our currently shipping features, the upcoming DirectX 12 toolset, and discuss future directions. This talk will highlight top graphics debugging and performance problems and map key features to help you address those problems.
Do you want to be a cool secret agent and command your app just with your voice? Do you want to enable your users to quickly use your app while hands free or while doing other tasks. Meet Cortana, ready to do your bidding (or tell you a bad joke). Your personal assistant Cortana is inhabiting more devices and more platforms. She is even "speaking Aussie" on Australian devices and helps with making sure you get to work on time, don't miss your flight and whether you should wear a coat tomorrow. But did you know she can also be customised to work in your app?
Stale Hansen, the creator of Get-UnusedNumbers PowerShell script, walks through how phone number management is done throughout different Lync deployments. The session starts with some of the basics and quickly moves over to more advanced scripting and tools that can be utilized in user creation workflows and user management scenarios. Be sure to attend this session if you want tips on phone number management in your environment or customer deployments.