Skanska USA accelerates Jobsite Monitoring Innovation with Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure.Skanska USA, a large construction and development company whose portfolio includes both infrastructure and building projects, needed an effective way to monitor and report environmental conditions at various jobsites. By using Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure to rapidly implement a new monitoring solution, the company provides its business with improved risk and compliance management, operational efficiencies and transparency, and a competitive edge.
Welcome to TechNet Virtual Conference! Hosts Mary Jo Foley and Rick Claus will be kicking off the event with some fun pub type quizzes and going through live cams to check in with fans at viewing parties from around the world.
A quick background on our hosts:
Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for more than 30 years for a variety of publications. She writes the ZDNet "All About Microsoft" blog (www.allaboutmicrosoft.com), which covers the products, people and strategies that make Microsoft tick. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Foley regularly guests on radio, TV and other podcasts, where she comments on all things Microsoft-related.
I'm Rick Claus, and it's my job to engage with the worldwide Technical Community of Sysadmins, Lan Admins and technical geeks of all kinds on behalf of Microsoft. As a Sr. Technical Evangelist, my role is to work with the Azure Engineering and develop and deliver sessions and create video content to support platform awareness for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Windows Server, core infrastructure services, Virtualization technologies of all kinds, Storage and all things "cloud".
The standard library containers are often both misused and underused. Instead of creating new containers, applications are often structured with incidental data structures composed of objects referencing other object. This talk looks at some of the ways the standard containers can be better utilized and how creating (or using non-standard library) containers can greatly simplify code. The goal is no incidental data structures. -- Sean Parent is a principal scientist and software architect for Adobe's mobile digital imaging group. Sean has been at Adobe since 1993 when he joined as a senior engineer working on Photoshop and later managed Adobe's Software Technology Lab. In 2009 Sean spent a year at Google working on Chrome OS before returning to Adobe. From 1988 through 1993 Sean worked at Apple, where he was part of the system software team that developed the technologies allowing Apple's successful transition to PowerPC.