With just 5 years to go until The Future™ officially starts in 2020, it's time to pull on your lycra-and-tinfoil onesie, pick out the colour of your hovercar, and consider the technologies you'll use for your upcoming web projects. Thanks to a temporal wormhole triggered by a freak SharePoint misconfiguration, I can exclusively reveal the architecture of a web app designed several years in the future. Some of it is predictable ES6/7 stuff - web components, shadow DOM, etc. - but then it gets into metaprogramming, cross-compilation from native code, advanced parallelism techniques, layout *without* CSS, and more. In this demo-centric session I'll show you each of these likely upcoming web technologies. Most of them are impossible (or at least downright irresponsible) to use in production web apps today, but seeing them in action will give you a sense of the possibilities that may soon open up.
The third installment in our series on Software Defined Networking (SDN) with Lync continues with an exploration of Quality of Service. In this session we'll explore how UC as an end-user application can automatically program a SDN environment so that the network can self-adapt and provision itself to maximize the performance of real-time traffic like voice and video. Together with our partner HP Networking, you'll get to see exactly how Lync and the network work together to provide optimal quality across the enterprise network.