On the transformation journey to the Cloud – SharePoint Online and Office 365 are attractive, and the facts may be that some or most of your business runs on-prem which may change over time, but not overnight. The co-existence of on-Prem SharePoint and SharePoint Online becomes a common scene for most enterprises nowadays. How can you ensure users stay productive when in such “Hybrid” mode – some content on-prem and some Online? In this session, we will show case a real world Australian customer and how Microsoft help them to implement SharePoint Hybrid features. We will first provide an overview of Hybrid models with an emphasis on Outbound Hybrid search and Hybrid OneDrive. We will then dive into the technical details of hybrid architecture, configuration techniques and proven ways of implementation. We will also share with you the challenges during the implementation and how to overcome them. At the end of the session, you should have the information you need to make both business and technical decisions as to hybrid implementation and have an insight of what involves in setting up such architecture.
Windows Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. Visual Studio 2013 is the best IDE for cloud development and test – and enables powerful scenarios including running Visual Studio in Azure hosted Virtual Machines, and the ability to manage cloud resources right from the IDE. In this video we'll review in detail what Windows Azure offers for MSDN Subscribers, how to take advantage of pre-configured virtual machines, and go through demos such as how to use PowerShell to setup and later clean-up a Windows Azure test environment.