SharePoint 2013 is not just a collection of lists and libraries anymore. It is a big product with lots of built-in out of the box services. We as SharePoint developers used to build a lot on the top of SharePoint, but with rapidly growing product functionality, there is less need for developing custom code. In fact there is more need for consultants that they know SharePoint out of the box services and features and they also know how to configure and use them. The new generation of SharePoint architects, have deep understanding of built-in services and their limits so that they can decide whether to develop custom code or just enable a built-in Service. This approach makes SharePoint development quick and dramatically reduces the cost of maintenance and support.
UCB is a patient-centric biopharma leader, focusing on severe diseases in Immunology and the Central Nervous System. The company employs in the region of 9000 employees and operates in approximately 40 countries. UCB achieved revenues of $3.46 billion in 2012.
The main driver to implement Lync in the early part of 2011 was first started by the need for a video conferencing solution. This was further accelerated by the "Smarter Ways" efficiency program – which included effective collaboration within the scope. The Lync conferencing services alone helped UCB realize savings of $1.2M compared to the legacy conferencing solutions that were previously in place. The choice of Lync has also allowed full integration of the Unified Contact Centre systems at UCB.
During this session, UCB will cover their drivers for unified communication, the Lync journey (strategy with scope expansion and timeline), communication & change management activities and finally some KPI's.
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.
Organizational customers want consistent identities and access control across Active Directory (AD) and the software-as-a-service apps they rely upon, including Microsoft Office 365, salesforce.com, Box, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Concur, etc. This session covers how customers can enable Azure AD for SSO to hundreds of popular SaaS apps, along with configuring provisioning, federation, and password vaulting, and how to address the typical rollout concerns for enterprise-wide deployment of SaaS single sign-on.