Last year, Microsoft went on a shopping spree, making 18 acquisitions in 2015 — almost double what it did the year before. Here's a look at some of Microsoft's big purchases and how they impact the IT landscape.
This session examines three different styles of authentication with OAuth2 including Implicit Grant, Authorization Code Grant and Client Credentials Grant and takes the time to explain how to pick the most appropriate authentication style given the type of application you are building....More
In this session we'll walk through common challenges, considerations, tips, tricks, and best practices for designing mobile dashboards. Be sure to bring your own tablet or smartphone to this session to participate in live demos....More
Speaker: Andy Leonard
DevOps is popular with many corporations, for good reason. The practices and principles deliver stability, repeatability, and peace of mind to the modern IT enterprise. Is it possible to leverage DevOps for data integration?...More
Speaker: Thomas LeBlanc New features have been added to the past couple of Excel releases to bring the most widely used desktop reporting application to a full-featured business intelligence reporting tool for multidimensional cubes. This session will be filled with demonstration of all these new features, with slides only as reference to more detailed explanations and uses. Pivot tables will be the main focus of this 75-minute session with visual tools that enhance graphs and dashboards....More
Speaker: David Klee Maintaining the performance of a mission-critical SQL Server system during the virtualization process is different from less resource-intensive applications. Practices and processes that have worked for years for less-complex applications can detract from the performance of a large database server; but why? This hypervisor-agnostic session will explore the reasons why SQL Server is so hard to successfully virtualize and give you many strategies for working through each challenge to get the most performance out of your virtualized SQL Server systems....More
PowerShell is the definitive command line interface and scripting solution for Windows, Hyper-V, System Center, Microsoft solutions and beyond. In this Master Class, we will start from the ground up, walking you through the basics of PowerShell, how to create basic scripts and building towards creating custom modules to achieve amazing results in your environment, in non-Microsoft environments, and in Azure.