This session will focus on two aspects of on-premise Active Directory. Firstly, the security of Active Directory, taking into consideration the latest best practice and tools. Secondly, the proactive maintenance/administration of on-premise Active Directory, and the commands and tools that should be used to ensure your AD is healthy and happy!
Many businesses are finding they need new versions of their trusty LOB apps for their increasingly mobile workforce. However, these businesses also want to leverage the existing investments they have made to date. In this session, learn about changes in Windows 8.1 Update to allow businesses to build new mobile LOB applications without having to re-write their entire app from scratch.
Microsoft engineers Narayanan Lakshmanan and Boris Scholl dive into the technical details surrounding PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and microservices, and how they are contributing to the DevOps revolution. Narayanan outlines how you can automate your desired Windows or Linux machine set-up with DSC, and he describes how you can accelerate your configuration spec and/or build-out by referencing the more than 300 DSC entities in the Chef community space. Next, Boris discusses how a microservices architecture can be beneficial for application development and lifecycle management. He also provides insights on microservices implementation considerations and DevOps takeaways.