Learn about the end-to-end hardware lifecycle for Windows 10. This session describes driver development for Windows, what’s changing for Windows 10, and how Windows installs and processes drivers. You will learn considerations for each stage of the Windows Hardware Development Life Cycle and how Microsoft helps you complete each stage. This session will also cover design considerations for a component to simplify servicing and maintenance. Topics include: Description of the end-to-end lifecycle of a Windows driver: designing, creating, validating, distributing, installing and servicing, What is involved with publishing a Windows driver, How to update and service your drivers, How to update system firmware, and Similarities and differences between different form factor driver workflows. Intended Audience: OEMs, ODMs, IDHs, IHVs, Peripheral Manufacturers, Driver Developers.
Data is important, whether it's stored on- or offline it's always good to have backups. Protecting your assets is a serious and cautious task. With the coming of hybrid solutions and configurations we get a lot of possibilities to do cloud backup. In this talk I'll talk about what the Azure platform can provide you as support for backing up your assets: topics brought to attention are Blob Storage, Backup Vault, SQL Server and SQL databases, geo-redundancy and much, much more. This will be backed with out-of-the box tools, partner tools and common tools.
Service Fabric is a state-of-the-art distributed system that allows developers to easily build and IT-Pros to easily manage large scale, highly resilient services for your Enterprise. We are all going through the same transition with our businesses: We want our services to be quick to build and maintain, effective to manage, preferably cheap, but also robust and resilient enough to reach Internet scale without falling apart. Microsoft has solved this challenge is now making available to everyone the Platform they built for running and hosting global services with the highest availability demands, such as Azure SQL Database, Azure DocumentDB, and Bing Cortana. This session will give an overview of Service Fabric, share some war stories from using it and show some examples which will open your eyes to a great new world of distributed, infinitely scalable services that cannot die! Platform services PaaS is the future of the Cloud!
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.