Monumental shifts are hitting the workplace, necessitating changes in how and with whom we communicate and collaborate. For the first time in history, four different generations are working side-by-side in the workplace. Each generation of end users has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits, and motivations. Add to that the increasing need for agile communication between every corner of your organization, from the retail store, across the shop floor, to the corporate office and beyond. Office 365 enables IT to unify end users across generations and departments under one technology. The communication and collaboration capabilities in Office 365 help IT meet the varied needs of these end users. In this session, come learn how IT can make the most of these capabilities in Office 365 to support the needs of every end user to help them be more productive at work.
This was a fun one! I spent some time with Jimmy Bogard on his tremendously successful open source project called AutoMapper. If you have not heard of it then you have no doubt, like me, wasted precious keystrokes on manually converting from one object type to another by mapping properties in code. AutoMapper helps eliminate the need for that completely and goes a step further by even making queries to a database more compact and concise.
He also spends some time talking about what makes for great open source projects - oddly enough its not what I thought he would say.