Monitoring infrastructure is a crucial function in any datacenters. Due to the complexities involved, IT administrators have traditionally either requested services from consultant firms or bought pre-packaged Management Packs to monitor their infrastructure. Come learn what new options are available for IT administrators that make it possible to create robust management packs that adapt to the needs of your business.
This is a HARDCORE session designed to stretch, challenge, and entertain even an expert in the field. Windows debugging and Windows internals is something you can never really master, and everyone has new techniques. We showcase the latest innovations and approaches in troubleshooting for Windows, diving deep under the covers of Windows and how it's changing for 8.1. Our goal is to give even experts in the field new techniques—even if you are a hardened veteran—to help you solve problems more quickly and better understand how Windows works.
Today the competition took place at Microsoft and consisted of hands-on judging. Each judge spent fifteen minutes with each team, testing out their project directly. At the end of the judging we had a showcase for Microsoft Employees to come see the finalists and their projects. Also, John announces the winners of the partner awards.
Data has always had the power to transform business and Microsoft SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform have been at the heart of that transformation. The new wave of groundbreaking Microsoft solutions with SQL Server 2014 and Power BI address your needs for mission-critical performance and availability, faster insights on any data, and greater efficiency and flexibility. We’re excited to take you inside the technologies behind these database and business intelligence solutions—both on-premise and in the cloud. Learn more about SQL Server 2014, the next release of SQL Server. SQL Server 2014 delivers higher performance on large volumes of data with our new In-Memory OLTP technology as well as greater availability through our hybrid disaster recovery and backup solutions. Explore Power BI for Office 365, our new cloud-based BI solution that empowers you to search, discover, and access data within and outside your organization and unlock insights with rich visualizations using familiar tools on any device. See Microsoft Azure SQL Database in action, delivering predictable performance for business-critical applications in the cloud. Learn how to take advantage of these and other technologies to add greater value to your organization.