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.
Windows 8.1 provides new APIs geared to high-performance list scenarios in XAML apps. In this video, Tim Heuer will provide an overview of the APIs and explain how the platform and Visual Studio tooling teams worked together to build productivity on top of the APIs. Tim will also show a demonstration of several highly-requested features now available in Windows 8.1.