Regardless of whether you’re building on a private infrastructure, in a hybrid environment, or deploying to a public cloud, there are optimizations you can make in storage and availability that will improve the manageability and performance of your application and environment. Join this session to hear more about the end-to-end scale, performance, and availability improvements coming with Windows Server. We dive into deploying and managing storage using SMB shares, show the improved experience in everyday storage management such as deploying patches to the cloud, and share how to leverage faster live migration when responding to new load demands. Starting with Windows Server 2012, Microsoft offered a complete storage stack from the hardware up, leveraging commodity JBODs surfaced as Virtual Disks via Storage Spaces, hosted by Scale-Out File Server nodes and servicing client requests via SMB 3.0. Now, with major features added in Windows Server 2012 R2 (e.g., Storage Tiering and SMB Redirection), the story gets even better! As a critical piece in the Modern Datacenter (i.e., a Software-Defined Datacenter), SDS plays a crucial role in improving utilization and increasing cost efficiency, scalability, and elasticity. This session empowers you to architect, implement, and monitor this key capability. Come learn how to design, deploy, configure, and automate a storage solution based completely on Windows technologies, as well as how to troubleshoot and manage via the in-box stack and Microsoft System Center. Live demos galore!
Lync Server 2013 allows you to deploy Lync in hybrid deployment in which some users are homed on-premises and some users are homed online sharing the same domain. This session will provide an overview of Lync Hybrid and discuss why you may need to deploy it. This session will also provide a deep dive and discuss some details on requirements and configuration steps for setting up Lync Hybrid.
This deep-dive session presents new advances in .NET for building applications. Learn how features such as cloud compilation, a new Just-In-Time compiler (JIT) and parallel processing enable you to build applications that are faster and consume less memory.
Recent updates to Mobile Services make it easier than ever to add a mobility layer to existing enterprise systems and data. Learn how you can take advantage of key features like authenticating users via Active Directory, easily configuring a point-to-point connection between on-premises assets like Oracle or SAP and a Mobile Services backend, offline sync, and more.