Design guru Tommy Lewis wants your apps to look their best. He emphasizes that attractive apps stand out from the rest, so a focus on design is a must. He describes a "visual" way of thinking, covering what to expect during the design phases of your development and what goals to work towards. Last but not least, he covers design principles that you should think about as you design your apps: authentically digital, more with less, pride in craftsmanship, fast and fluid, and win as one.
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Lara Rubbelke brings her passion for architecting, implementing, and improving SQL Server solutions to the community as a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft. As of 2012, Lara is also bringing this passion to the PASS Board of Directors.
Many know Lara from her work on the EPM Framework, a popular solution to extend Policy Based Management to the enterprise. Her expertise involves both OLTP and OLAP systems, data management, performance tuning, encryption, ETL, and the BI lifecycle. She is an active board member of the Minnesota PASS Chapter and regularly delivers technical presentations at user groups, for webcasts, and at local, regional, and national conferences. She has presented at TechEd, PASS Summit, and the SQL Server Launch and delivers webcasts on MSDN and TechNet. Before joining Microsoft, Lara was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).
In this session, we discuss how to transform the economics of hybrid clouds built with Cloud OS. We look at the process of metering granular usage and cost data for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, Windows Azure Pack, Azure public cloud, and other non-Microsoft IT resources, and then transform it into actionable financial intelligence. We discuss a variety of use cases, such as multi-tenant chargeback and billing, demand forecasting, profit management, technology trends, and what-if modeling, to get a better understanding of how enterprises and service providers are using IT Financial Management to optimize costs and drive greater business agility with the Microsoft cloud platform and Cloud Cruiser.