Join MVP David O'Brien in finding out how to manage your infrastructure with Desired State Configuration the easy way. This session will demonstrate how you define the way you want a computer to look like, how to deploy that configuration, how little infrastructure one needs to get there and how DSC enforces that configuration. All that, with nearly no need to know Powershell. This session will enable you to go and automate stuff the easy way and probably secure your next pay rise!
Identity which of your applications and services are critical in your on-premises environment. Leverage your investment in Active Directory (and other directories) and setup a synchronization with Azure Active Directory to simplify authentication in this Cloud world. You will learn what capabilities each offering has as well as how to configure them to be used for single sign on with over 2000+ Software-As-A-Service offerings like Office365, Salesforce, DropBox enterprise and more.
Learn how ASP.NET Web API, Visual Studio and Mobile Services come together as a great way to build, run, debug, and host your APIs. Learn how the new .NET support in Mobile Services augments your Web API with mobile capabilities such as auth, offline connectivity, and push notifications. Hear how Mobile Services provides turn-key access to heterogeneous data sources, whether it is SQL or Table Storage, or Mongo, whether it is in the cloud or on-prem. Publish your API, and Mobile Services will take the burden of managing and monitoring your API from your shoulders.
Configuring a development environment, including a version control repository and build environment, can be complicated and time consuming. Using Visual Studio Online, you can go from zero to online in just 40 minutes! Developers will love just how quick and easy getting started really is. In this demo-heavy session, we start from scratch and quickly build up a solution using Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and Microsoft Azure. We'll store our code in an enterprise-class repository, configure both automated build and automated release and have our new application running on Microsoft Azure all during this session. Some of the objectives I have for this session include; a) Showing the audience how you can go from zero to online business in 40 minutes or less b) Use Visual Studio Online to store our source code c) Configure an automated build and automated release to Microsoft Azure