Welcome to TechNet Virtual Conference! Hosts Mary Jo Foley and Rick Claus will be kicking off the event with some fun pub type quizzes and going through live cams to check in with fans at viewing parties from around the world.
A quick background on our hosts:
Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for more than 30 years for a variety of publications. She writes the ZDNet "All About Microsoft" blog (www.allaboutmicrosoft.com), which covers the products, people and strategies that make Microsoft tick. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Foley regularly guests on radio, TV and other podcasts, where she comments on all things Microsoft-related.
I'm Rick Claus, and it's my job to engage with the worldwide Technical Community of Sysadmins, Lan Admins and technical geeks of all kinds on behalf of Microsoft. As a Sr. Technical Evangelist, my role is to work with the Azure Engineering and develop and deliver sessions and create video content to support platform awareness for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Windows Server, core infrastructure services, Virtualization technologies of all kinds, Storage and all things "cloud".
Service Fabric deploys and manages distributed applications built as microservices. This session we will show you how to create Service Fabric clusters and walk through an ARM template. We will and then deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and the upgrade applications with no downtime and show you how it is super easy to manage these microservice based applications.
Creating a superior customer experience that transcends devices, channel, and location constraints, with closed-loop feedback in near- or real-time, that can modify customer behavior is becoming critical in today's digitally connected world. We will discuss how Cognizant has leveraged Cortana Analytics suite to get better insights as to why a customer cares to use or not use an organization's products and services and the underlying mindsets, moods, motivation, desires, and aspirations that trigger their attitude and actions. With this information, any organization can modify their customer strategies to ensure successful outcomes and enhanced customer experience and engagement.