NASCAR sanctions over 360 motor racing events each year, including the IMSA series covering manufacturers like Lamborghini, Porsche and more. When NASCAR wanted to update the mobile app for fans, they were looking for an immersive experience both during the race and non-race times. Watch this video to hear how a team of Open Source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Php) developers migrated their app to Azure, extended the capabilities using Azure services and used Xamarin to build a cross-device app in just 13 weeks.
The modern world IT is often about bigger, faster cheaper. Although we still need to support and develop traditional solutions, the modern business places demands on IT which many organisations struggle to deliver. In this session Mike will talk about some real world examples where Microsoft Azure has been used to empower IT to deliver great solutions in the sprinter side of this 2 speed IT model. Mike will also show how Azure & Minecraft was used at a UK based university to demonstrate the art of the possible when adopting the cloud.
In the last couple of year Satya Nadella and used the term More Personal Computing multiple times to define the new era of devices that consumers will carry with them and on their bodies. In this session Neil will explore what it means to build more personal software for this next generation of more personal computers. Technologies covered will include, Cortana, handwriting recognition, gestural input, gaze, and identity. Hardware discussed will include wearables, sensors, phones and tablets. Neil will also explore Microsoft's new hardware technologies in this arena, including Band, Kinect, HUB, and HoloLens.