In the 13+ years since the original Active Directory product launched with Windows 2000, it has grown to become the default identity management and access-control solution for over 95% of organizations around the world. But, as organizations move to the cloud, their identity and access control also need to move to the cloud. As companies rely more and more on SaaS-based applications and the range of cloud-connected devices being used to access corporate assets continue to grow, along with the increased use of more hosted and public cloud capacity, companies must expand their identity solutions to the cloud. With this in mind, Microsoft set out to build a solution.
Join seven-year Microsoft MVP Maarten Goet in this hands-on session featuring Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2 and get your identity management for Hybrid IT fast-track started today!
Web developers are seeing huge boosts in their productivity building Web Applications with ASP.NET, with so many huge improvements to Visual Studio focused on the problems web developers solve each day. We've also made some significant improvements in Microsoft Azure for web developers by concentrating on providing the community the best cloud in which to host ASP.NET web apps. Features like Auto-scaling and Traffic Management provide high-performance, internationally-distributed web hosting scenarios. We've made it easier than ever to add background processing by adding Azure WebJobs as an option for web developers who need to add a middle tier. Along with staging and production deployment slots, and a rich SDK to enable service automation - a feature many software-as-a-service apps can use to automate their provisioning and deployment experiences - there's no better place than Microsoft Azure Web Sites to host your ASP.NET apps. Kudu offers Web Sites customers a set of extensions that offer an extensible addition to the Azure Management Portal that has extensions in it from external contributors and Microsoft engineers who contribute to a growing list of functionality each site can exploit. This session will introduce these and other features with Web Sites, and demonstrate how it is the best choice in the cloud for ASP.NET.
Microsoft Lync includes capabilities for real time communications such as IM, audio, video, and conferencing. Learn how virtualization solutions impact these communications and how to best deploy Lync when leveraging virtualization capabilities - including server and client virtualization strategies and supported methods. The speakers will review common virtualization features and their support and impact on Microsoft Lync server, the virtualization options for Lync Server and Lync Clients.