Through Microsoft's Rapid Deployment Program, Microsoft Premier and Consulting services had the opportunity to work with a Fortune 100 Company that "invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world's toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society." A simple business opportunity expanded to see how this large, international customer can ingest millions of events per hour, exploit near-real-time analytics, and tackle true 'Big Data' problems successfully on our Azure data platform. We will provide a detailed walk through the architecture that was implemented, review some obstacles met by the various teams (client, product, consulting), and do a deep-dive into the various Azure components: DocumentDB, Stream Analytics, HDInsight, and Azure Data Factory.
Do you want to be a cool secret agent and command your app just with your voice? Do you want to enable your users to quickly use your app while hands free or while doing other tasks. Meet Cortana, ready to do your bidding (or tell you a bad joke). Your personal assistant Cortana is inhabiting more devices and more platforms. She is even "speaking Aussie" on Australian devices and helps with making sure you get to work on time, don't miss your flight and whether you should wear a coat tomorrow. But did you know she can also be customised to work in your app?
I will take Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 (MDT) to its outer limits. Learn about the new features in MDT 2013 and how to customize it to fit your organization's needs. You can expect a lot of live demos, tips, and tricks.