Monumental shifts are hitting the workplace, necessitating changes in how and with whom we communicate and collaborate. For the first time in history, four different generations are working side-by-side in the workplace. Each generation of end users has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits, and motivations. Add to that the increasing need for agile communication between every corner of your organization, from the retail store, across the shop floor, to the corporate office and beyond. Office 365 enables IT to unify end users across generations and departments under one technology. The communication and collaboration capabilities in Office 365 help IT meet the varied needs of these end users. In this session, come learn how IT can make the most of these capabilities in Office 365 to support the needs of every end user to help them be more productive at work.
Analysts predict that there will be anywhere from 24 to 200 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Imagine every device as an object that is capable of exchanging voluntary information about itself and its environment as well as executing commands via APIs to act on their environments. What's more, the analytical insights gleaned from this data will have the potential to transform existing business while creating new ones. The Internet of Things is here, and the heterogeneity of devices, messaging considerations, security constraints, volume of data and compute requirements are significant. In this talk, seven-time MVP and Microsoft Azure MVP Rick G. Garibay will provide a deep dive into the various ways in which devices can be connected today and how a service-assisted communication model is really key to tackling the myriad of constraints that exist today. We'll explore the strengths and weaknesses of various communication models and application protocols and how the Azure Reykjavik Device Gateway Accelerator addresses your needs today while providing the extensibility and scale to meet your needs as your IoT strategy grows. You'll learn how to get up and running on your Azure subscription with the Master and Partition roles, how to register a device and flow telemetry, inquires, commands and notifications through the Reykjavik fabric leveraging Azure Storage, HD Insight along with a look at how you can extend the fabric with custom protocol gateway and telemetry adapters.
It is day 2 of the Imagine Cup World Finals and the heat is on! It is the first day of competitions with the start of the live presentations. Each team has ten minutes to present their project to a panel of judges, followed by ten minutes of questions and answers. Golnaz catches up with some teams after they finish presenting and we get a sneak peek into the dorm rooms where the students are staying for the week.