Microsoft's Lync Engineering team regularly run All-Hands (Town Hall) sessions with up to 1,000 online participants with speakers in 4 sites. In this session you will hear from the Lync Program Management team who facilitate and support these meetings. You will get first hand best-practice on everything from scheduling the Lync Meeting to what audio and video devices to use to how to handle Q&A. Attend this session to learn more about the infrastructure required and what Lync Admin settings are needed to hold a successful meeting. _x000D_
UCB is a patient-centric biopharma leader, focusing on severe diseases in Immunology and the Central Nervous System. The company employs in the region of 9000 employees and operates in approximately 40 countries. UCB achieved revenues of $3.46 billion in 2012.
The main driver to implement Lync in the early part of 2011 was first started by the need for a video conferencing solution. This was further accelerated by the "Smarter Ways" efficiency program – which included effective collaboration within the scope. The Lync conferencing services alone helped UCB realize savings of $1.2M compared to the legacy conferencing solutions that were previously in place. The choice of Lync has also allowed full integration of the Unified Contact Centre systems at UCB.
During this session, UCB will cover their drivers for unified communication, the Lync journey (strategy with scope expansion and timeline), communication & change management activities and finally some KPI's.
Version 6 of the Entity Framework (EF), .NET’s data access and object-relational layer, is included with Visual Studio 2013. Features such as async query/save, connection resiliency, command interception/logging, custom Code First conventions, code-based configuration and Code First stored procedure mapping make EF6 a significant upgrade. Watch this video to see new EF features in action.