With Microsoft planning to release a new version of SQL Server every couple of years, your organization should take a new approach to upgrading your SQL Server solution(s) so as to realize numerous benefits and maximize your return on investment. You should consider an upgrade project as an opportunity to make your SQL Server infrastructure more resilient, agile, and optimized. In this session we concentrate on the refactoring opportunities that you can take advantage of to improve performance, manageability, or availability. With useful tips and examples along the way this should prove to be a very practical session that can help you build the case for upgrading SQL Server within your organization.
With Skype used for more than 2 billion minutes a day (and counting), "Unified Communication" has now definitively changed communications, being available to your customers, at any time and any place. This session will give you a technical deep dive on the available possibilities for developers to enhance your customer service. It will demonstrate how the Skype-Lync Connectivity can improve the reachability of your enterprise, far beyond of what the ordinary telephone call approach can do. Illustrated by the native Lync contact center application LUCS, which already enables integration of Skype and Lync in the contact center, this session explains how to unleash the power of the various APIs available on Lync and Skype.
At BUILD 2014, we announced the newly formed .NET Foundation with the goal of fostering a vibrant and healthy ecosystem around .NET. In this presentation, we will share the overall open source strategy for .NET, our progress so far including what we have learned as well as where we think .NET is heading as far as open source is concerned.