What does it take for organizations to deploy and manage Windows 8? Walk through the entire process during the pre-conference day. Understand what has changed in Windows 8, how to prepare for a Windows 8 migration and create your Windows 8 image. Learn how to deploy Windows 8, and Windows 8 apps to the already-deployed computers using an enterprise app store. Regardless of whether you are new to Windows deployment and management, new to Windows 8, or an existing Windows 7 or Windows XP expert, there are benefits for all attendees, from tutorials to best practices to tips and tricks.
The DAX language is the foundation of self-service Business Intelligence using the Microsoft stack. It is the language used to query and program both Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2013 and the new SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular model. Learning the basics of DAX is very simple, but mastering it is a different story because it requires a mindset that requires some study, for both BI Professionals and Information Workers.
During this one-day workshop, the authors of the best selling books Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model and Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning guide you in the process of learning the DAX language, through many examples and scenarios that help you understand what are the important concepts of DAX and how to leverage them in your everyday work.
The seminar is useful to many profiles: information workers interested in exploiting the many interesting features of PowerPivot for Excel 2013 and BI developers who want to learn the DAX language.
This seminar offers a deep look at how you can implement Windows Server 2012 to create new, modern solutions to the age-old problems of controlling access to and securing resources, expanding the network to remote users, and managing ever more complex environments.
Any time a user connects to the Internet with DirectAccess they are seamlessly connected to the corporate intranet. There is no need for the user to initiate a VPN connection, the user experiences the same connectivity regardless of whether they are connected to the intranet or Internet.
DirectAccess was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2; however its implementation presented a number of challenges for administrators and to provide an enterprise ready solution inevitably required the use of Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG). Windows Server 2012 now includes an enhanced full feature solution for DirectAccess including load balancing, multisite, multidomain and IPv4 support via the inclusion of DNS64 and NAT64. There is even a 3-click wizard to deploy a fully functioning DirectAccess solution for SMBs. This implementation removes the need for PKI and can be configured on a single network card behind NAT. While the Wizard masks the complexities of the technologies involved, a thorough understanding of DirectAccess is required to troubleshoot and build enterprise solutions.
John Craddock has worked extensively in the challenging environment of DirectAccess with Windows Server 2008 R2 and UAG. Windows Server 2012 allows the implementation of quicker and more compelling solutions. Come to this pre-con and learn how to deploy and troubleshoot Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess, and realize all the benefits that the Windows Server 2012 implementation has to offer. An IPv6 primer is included to provide you with sufficient knowledge to fully support your DirectAccess implementation. Comprehensive demos accelerate your learning.
Join Johan Arwidmark and Kent Agerlund, two of the world’s foremost Microsoft Sytem Center 2012 Configuration Manager experts, in a dazzling pre-conference on how to use Configuration Manager 2012 in the real world. Learn about the changes in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, how to build a Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 infrastructure, how to migrate from Configuration Manager 2007, how to deploy applications and updates, and how to deploy and manage Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.
Kent and Johan share their notes from the field, and their tips and tricks for making System Management using Configuration Manager 2012 even better. If you are working with, or thinking of moving to Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, this is the preconference you cannot afford to miss.
In the world of Hybrid IT, with data residing on premise and in the cloud, Database Administrators play an important role in application architecture and design. In this pre-conference we cover the changing DBA tasks to support on-premise and cloud-based performance tuning and monitoring, as well as how to implement High Availability and Disaster recovery scenarios.
This pre-conference highlights the SQL Server Data Platform and the Windows Azure SQL Database as the data platform and architecture of choice for current and future database projects.
Attendees are provided with scripting, demo recordings, and slide decks.
This pre-conference seminar teaches infrastructure security concepts, including the techniques for how to attack and how to respond with an appropriate countermeasure implementation. Everyone has heard about hackers! It is commonly known that their jobs differ from system administrator jobs. However, things they do in their darkened rooms are definitely interesting and worth knowing. Many of the techniques they use are very useful in everyday administration tasks. A Hackers' knowledge is considered to be valuable, both by system creators and common users. Administrators do not have to be taught how to be a hacker; it is often enough to show them one simple, but very interesting tool or technique, to change the point of view on their own IT environment. Paula Januszkiewicz, Marcus Murray, and Hasain “The Wolf” Alshakarti help you to feel for the hacker's role and evaluate your network from their point of view.
In this session Todd helps you build out your SharePoint 2013 farm from scratch. This is no wizard-based, one-account-for-everything install. This is a real world, multi-server, least privilege install the same way he does for customers around the world. Even more exciting? Todd hates PowerPoint slides as much as you do so the whole day is a live demo of building a working farm using Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 running on Windows Server 2012.
Windows 8 introduces a new application model, with Windows Store apps taking front and center stage. This compelling new model can be used to write apps that run on desktops, tablets, and devices with other form factors. In this pre-conference seminar, learn the basics of writing Windows Store apps in XAML and C#, including how to craft modern UIs, how to build great touch interfaces, how to make your app come alive with live tiles and background tasks, how to integrate with the system by implementing contracts, how to incorporate networking and NFC, and a whole lot more. You'll leave this seminar with lots of sample code that will save you time and enable you to build cutting-edge Windows Store apps. Brought to you by the author of Contoso Cookbook series of hands-on labs.
If you are still considering if you should implement your project using MVC or not, then come to this workshop where we build together an application from scratch using MVC 4. At the end of the workshop you get the resulting solution so you can continue working with it when you get back home. Having all the facts and seeing how elegant your solution can be with MVC might help you make that decision. For best experience I recommend that you bring your own computer with Visual Studio 2012 installed on it.
Frequently Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) finds its way into organizations through well intentioned developers taking it upon themselves to install and configure it. Unfortunately this usually leads to a very ad-hoc usage of the product that fails to deliver the real benefits of an integrated Application Lifecycle Management suite.
In this workshop we start by setting ourselves up with a brand new Team Project on TFS 2012 and then proceed to configure everything required to get our team ready for their first iteration.
This pre-conference workshop is designed to help attendees learn how to get projects started using Microsoft Team Foundation Server. The range of topics covered in this level 200 workshop have been selected to ensure attendees cover the primary areas of value in the product.
Attendees to the workshop receive workshop notes in electronic format which including the hands-on lab exercises, as well as a comprehensive list of resources that they can use after the conference to get up to speed with TFS.
Every enterprise wants to develop software better, but adopting a methodology which fails to take into account your organization’s context, culture, and regulatory or legacy obligations is usually too risky. Too radical a change too quickly, or the wrong change too forcefully, can drive a wedge between engineering and business. Complete or partial process failures compound themselves by demoralizing the team.
There is a better way.
All of the popular lean and agile methodologies offer valuable insights and are backed by real success stories, but no methodology can work if it’s carelessly or dogmatically applied. In the enterprise, it’s critical to identify and focus quickly on your unique leverage points. Starting up right allows you to create early wins and then build upon your teams’ success to achieve real gains faster than you could have imagined.
This workshop exposes the practices and measures that drive continued improvement, and how they can be introduced gently to the organization. We show you how incremental, measurable improvements can be adopted with minimal risk. Think you have to rework your entire development process and radically change everything overnight to get agile success? Think again. Real improvements are easily accomplished without the need for radical changes, using the tools taught in this workshop. We explore ideas from lean, kanban, the Theory of Constraints, and of course, agile principles and Scrum, all with the perspective you need to identify and put in place the right practices for your organization.
You’re in charge of reconciling the on-premise datacenter with the cloud and you have to execute flawlessly. What should go in the cloud? What should stay on premise? How do you decide? Once you’ve made your decision, how do you actually make it happen? After all, enterprise apps are complex and often depend on services, directories, and databases which are located on premise. Mission critical hardware and services in your datacenter already have sophisticated tools and processes in place. Downtime is not an option.
Come learn how to turn this seemingly daunting task into a solid step towards moving applications, services, and infrastructure to the cloud. In this seminar, gain the knowledge, experience, and confidence you need to extend your apps and infrastructure into Windows Azure while minimizing risk and complexity.