Windows Azure has grown tremendously since its first release in 2009. The last 15 months especially have seen an enormous amount of activity to make available more core computing services and higher level services across the Windows Azure platform. We have also "cloud-enabled" things like Active Directory and BizTalk while simultaneously releasing updates to the entire platform on a schedule never before seen at Microsoft. In this session we will get an update to the State of Azure with the very latest releases that have come for Windows Azure as well as a look to the future for where we are headed as a cloud platform.
Gunter Zink, Principal Program Manager (SQL Server Performance), delivered a presentation regarding SQL server utilization of the SMB3 file services protocol family implemented in Windows Server 2012. The presentation was delivered at the Redmond Interoperability Protocols Plugfest 2013. Implementer Q&A was provided as well.
Cloud, social and proliferation of devices have changed the way we work, collaborate and manage our tasks and projects. During this keynote Jared will talk about Microsoft's vision for business productivity & project management, share industry trends and provide insights into how Microsoft is thinking about future product investments. A career software professional, Jared’s experience includes roles in engineering, product management, product marketing, and sales. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS in computer science from Brigham Young University.