Cloud, social and proliferation of devices have changed the way we work, collaborate and manage our tasks and projects. During this keynote Jared will talk about Microsoft's vision for business productivity & project management, share industry trends and provide insights into how Microsoft is thinking about future product investments. A career software professional, Jared’s experience includes roles in engineering, product management, product marketing, and sales. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS in computer science from Brigham Young University.
Noah will provide an overview of storage in Windows Azure, including how to store, access, manage, and secure data in Azure. Noah will talk about how to use Windows Azure Storage in traditional applications as well as how to design applications using "cloud thinking".
Speaker: Noah Benedict Managing Consultant, Catapult Systems
Why should developers care about IaaS? Think of your Windows Azure Datacenter as an Object Model(OM). "IaaS OM" can help us build cost effective systems by only turning on the parts of system that are needed and when they are needed. Additionally, systems built using IaaS can not only be more fault tolerant but also scale in the direction of business growth. We will begin this session with a review of key Windows Azure IaaS concepts including compute, storage and VNET. Next we will walk the "IaaS OM" using Windows Azure Power Shell SDK, including a discussion of bootstrapping VMs. Finally, we will walk through a collection of IaaS scenarios including virtual branch office, single pane of glass for managing on-premises and Azure based resources and hybrid applications that combine IaaS & PaaS.