Northwestern Mutual has been helping achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. In order to continue to offer the same efficient service and solid security that has earned them 4.3 million customers, they knew they had to change. The IT solutions the institution depended on wasn't up to today's fast-paced demands or high-security requirements. Agile software development firm, Centare, offered to create and implement an innovative continuous delivery pipeline solution using the capabilities of Microsoft development technologies and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) processes. While the big changes that the new system makes is primarily internal in nature, Northwestern Mutual has been around long enough to know that they have a direct impact on the bottom line and the satisfaction of their customer.
While not a tool designed specifically for network or enterprise security, Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012 can certainly be used as part of an overall strategy in securing an environment (large or small). With the rise of publicly disclosed breaches, "security" should be at the top of every IT engineer's and administrator's list because everyone is either part of the solution or is part of the problem. This session will explore what's built into ConfigMgr to help secure an environment and will also present some semi-custom solutions, ideas, and options (including leveraging other tools) that can make ConfigMgr a valuable tool in the fight to secure an environment against those evil-doers.
ASP.NET 5 has been re-imagined from the ground up to provide a faster development experience, best in class performance, full side-by-side support, and cross platform support for Linux and Mac. In this video, Scott Hunter gives an overview of what's new in ASP.NET 5 and provides a short demo of the new tooling inside of Visual Studio 2015.