This session introduces the newest services in the Cortana Analytics family: Apache Spark™ is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. It includes support for interactive queries (SQL), advanced analytics (e.g. ML) and streaming over large datasets. This session will show you how to use Apache Spark as part of Cortana Analytics. Azure Data Lake is a hyper-scale data repository designed for big data analytics workloads. It provides a single place to store any type of data in its native format. In this session, we will show how the HDFS compatibility of Azure Data Lake as a Hadoop File System enables all Hadoop workloads including Azure HDInsight, Hortonworks and Cloudera. Further, we will focus on the key capabilities of the Azure Data Lake that make it an ideal choice for storing, accessing and sharing data for a wide range of analytics applications. The Azure Data Catalog is an enterprise-wide metadata catalog that enables self-service data source discovery. Data Catalog is a fully managed service that stores, describes, indexes, and provides information on how to access any registered data source in your organization. This session presents an overview of the Data Catalog and how – by using it to register, enrich, discover, understand and consume data sources – you can close the gap between those seeking information and those creating it.
Microsoft Lync includes capabilities for real-time communications such as IM, audio, video, and conferencing. Learn how virtualization solutions impact these communications and how to best deploy Lync when leveraging virtualization capabilities—including server and client virtualization strategies and supported methods. Discuss common virtualization features and their support and impact on Microsoft Lync Server, the virtualization options for Lync Server and Lync clients, and understand the common and recommended methods for sizing and planning a Lync solution that includes virtualized components.
Kick off the event with Scott Hunter who will discuss innovations happening across all of .NET and how you can take advantage of them to build any app for any device on any platform. Understand the .NET & ASP.NET Core roadmap and learn about new tools, APIs and performance enhancements. It's never been a better time to be a .NET developer!