We are excited to announce the new Azure Container Service, an open source container scheduling and orchestration service which builds on our partnerships with both Docker and Mesosphere, as well as our contributions to open source projects in this space. This service leverages both Docker and Apache Mesos in order to deliver an open source environment for running container workloads. Mesos already powers leading brands like Twitter, all of Apple's Siri, large parts of Airbnb, Netflix and OpenTable.
We've built the Azure Container Service in close collaboration with Mesosphere, using open source components from their DCOS offering including DCOS Marathon (for launching and scaling container based applications) and Chronos (for distributed cron and batch workloads). Additionally, many of our customers are excited to deploy Docker containers using Docker Swarm and Docker Compose. See Mark Russinovich, Azure CTO demo the new service in discussion with Benjamin Hindman, CTO and founder of Mesosphere.
The Maine Medical Center Imaging Informatics development team focuses on improving patient care by managing their records data and making them available while ensuring patient privacy. As Maine Medical Center went through the process of bring hospitals into their healthcare system, the team was challenged with the complexity of merging patient records, data integrity, and overall data security. With Microsoft® development technologies and the integrated developer tools created by PreEmptive Solutions, the Imaging Informatics team at Maine Medical Center was able to improve patient care by ensuring patient data was accurately migrated, secure, and available when and where they needed it.
This is a session about the new release of the most popular System Center Operations Manager Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server from the team, which knows that MPs better than anybody else. We'll show you how new, improved dashboards can be used for monitoring all SQL Server components and roles. More than it – we'll go beyond the SQL Server monitoring and demonstrate how these dashboards can be used for visualizing any workload monitoring including Windows, IIS, SharePoint, Exchange and more. We will talk about new monitoring scenarios, dashboards improvements (including multiple visualization styles) and other new features of the SQL MP. When you combine this with some monitoring best practices you will have a monitoring focused session that you will not want to miss!
From day one we knew we wanted to make the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio open source. From day one we also knew that we were building an extension for a product that was itself still under construction, using brand new APIs, and we would be the first third party extension to be included in Visual Studio's Team Explorer area out of the box. This meant a close development partnership with Microsoft, developing in secret, being subject to some of the Visual Studio team's performance constraints, and knowing we had only 3 months to build a shippable product, and creating code that we could open source as soon as possible after the release.
This is the tale of how we built the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio and made it open source.
We'll talk about the challenges of building extensions for Visual Studio in general, and the particular challenges we faced in this project, from technical constraints to design decisions, team coordination, and creating roadmaps when there is no room for mistakes. We'll look into the strategies we used to handle having to build and ship a product with extremely short deadlines and severe technical constraints, without resorting to (too many) hacky workarounds, all the while keeping the code clean and maintainable as much as possible. We'll talk about what we did to ensure that the code was open source-able, and the challenges of creating and growing a community around a new open source project.