Analysts predict that there will be anywhere from 24 to 200 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Imagine every device as an object that is capable of exchanging voluntary information about itself and its environment as well as executing commands via APIs to act on their environments. What's more, the analytical insights gleaned from this data will have the potential to transform existing business while creating new ones. The Internet of Things is here, and the heterogeneity of devices, messaging considerations, security constraints, volume of data and compute requirements are significant. In this talk, seven-time MVP and Microsoft Azure MVP Rick G. Garibay will provide a deep dive into the various ways in which devices can be connected today and how a service-assisted communication model is really key to tackling the myriad of constraints that exist today. We'll explore the strengths and weaknesses of various communication models and application protocols and how the Azure Reykjavik Device Gateway Accelerator addresses your needs today while providing the extensibility and scale to meet your needs as your IoT strategy grows. You'll learn how to get up and running on your Azure subscription with the Master and Partition roles, how to register a device and flow telemetry, inquires, commands and notifications through the Reykjavik fabric leveraging Azure Storage, HD Insight along with a look at how you can extend the fabric with custom protocol gateway and telemetry adapters.
Join this session to learn about the best techniques to derive business insights using Microsoft BI tools connecting to the SAP ERP and SAP BI Platform. We outline best approaches to connect to the SAP business system including SAP ECC, CRM, Business Warehouse (BW) and SAP BI Platform using Microsoft Excel 2013 and SharePoint BI platform. We also talk about SAP Net weaver Gateway to consume all sorts of SAP-generated data via OData feeds. Fifty percent of the session will be live demos of Microsoft BI connecting the SAP system.
Windows app packaging and deployment just got even better. Come learn how! In this session, learn about the packaging, deployment, and storage features available in Windows 8.1 Update for Desktop and Phone. You’ll leave with an understanding of what these features mean for your Windows Phone SilverLight apps and Windows XAML Windows Store and how to leverage them, and how they benefit your end-users.
The new Universal Application project promises to reduce the amount of code you need to write, but does it reduce the amount of design work you have to do? In this demo-heavy session, XAML guru Nick Randolph explores the tooling available in Blend and the patterns you’d use to produce stunning Universal Applications with a minimum amount of work.