Data has always had the power to transform business and Microsoft SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform have been at the heart of that transformation. The new wave of groundbreaking Microsoft solutions with SQL Server 2014 and Power BI address your needs for mission-critical performance and availability, faster insights on any data, and greater efficiency and flexibility. We’re excited to take you inside the technologies behind these database and business intelligence solutions—both on-premise and in the cloud. Learn more about SQL Server 2014, the next release of SQL Server. SQL Server 2014 delivers higher performance on large volumes of data with our new In-Memory OLTP technology as well as greater availability through our hybrid disaster recovery and backup solutions. Explore Power BI for Office 365, our new cloud-based BI solution that empowers you to search, discover, and access data within and outside your organization and unlock insights with rich visualizations using familiar tools on any device. See Microsoft Azure SQL Database in action, delivering predictable performance for business-critical applications in the cloud. Learn how to take advantage of these and other technologies to add greater value to your organization.
In this session Michael will talk about what types of cloud services are available and what their functions are. The differences between worker roles and instances of these services will be looked at. How these instances can be effectively scaled up or down depending on business need will also be covered. Role life cycle, service configuration and diagnostics will be discussed as well as different approaches to upgrading and deployment of the services.
Speaker: Michael West Sr Lead Consultant Catapult Systems
Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform, providing Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and Web site hosting. In this video, we will give an overview of Windows Azure, walk through the benefits of developing in the cloud with it and introduce various solutions the platform offers. After watching the video, you will have a good overview of the various ways you can use Windows Azure to leverage the power of the cloud.