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You’d be forgiven for thinking that wider adoption of cloud services will mean that Infrastructure specialists will no longer be needed in IT. While it is true that some traditional IT functions are in decline, there are also new roles emerging and so the challenge we face is how to develop our careers and stay relevant in the IT job market.
That’s the question we're trying to answer in this session, and we plan to break the problem down into three parts—what are those Next roles; what are the Next Skills we need; and what you need to do Next to stay current as the IT job market evolves. We do this by working with some of the pioneers in these new areas, specifically some of the Microsoft Valued Professionals who are already here at TechEd, as they have already started on this journey. Please join us for this interactive discussion which we hope will help you to be part of what’s next.
Organizations are realizing that traditional network-based security measures are woefully inadequate to protect corporate data in a world where the workforce likes to work from different locations, on a variety of different devices and targeting a plethora of different applications in cloud. Enterprises are looking to bolster traditional security controls with more adaptive, contextual mechanisms driven by increased analytics. Azure AD has a variety of features that can help IT secure their enterprises using data driven intelligence. In this session we cover how Azure AD can help detect and alert on compromised accounts and malicious access. We also cover Cloud App Discovery in depth and talk about how organizations can get a better handle on ‘ShadowIT’ as employees increasingly adopt cloud applications without IT involvement. Cloud App Discovery can help organizations detect cloud application usage and bring that under IT control.
Public cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure are the future of datacenters. Microsoft is a major player in this area, but there are plenty of competitors. In this session, David Chappell provides an independent perspective on this market. Don’t expect detailed feature comparisons, but do expect to leave with a big-picture view of how Azure compares with cloud platforms from Amazon, Google, Salesforce.com, and others
Microsoft Azure now provides the right services for enterprises. But what scenarios are most interesting to enterprise leaders, and why? Which of these do most enterprises want to start with, why do they want them, and what are the common objections? In this session, David Chappell walks through these basics, giving you a big-picture introduction to how enterprises are adopting Azure and how you can learn from what others are doing.
Controlling who can access Azure resources and controlling what users can do within and across multiple Azure subscriptions has been a challenge. The solution is Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). Come to this session to learn about what it is, what it can do, and how it can help you, as you need more sophisticated ways to control access to Azure.
The storage industry is going through strategic tectonic shifts. In this session, we walk through and recap Microsoft’s Software Defined Storage journey – how we got started, what our customers are telling us, where we are now, and how cloud cost and scale inflection points are shaping the journey. We explore how Microsoft is channeling learnings, from hosting some of the largest data centers in the planet, towards private cloud storage solutions for service providers and enterprises. We cover some Windows Server storage scenarios around low-cost storage on standard hardware, disaster recovery, QoS, management, cloud scale resiliency, and availability enhancements.
Networks in modern datacenters are populated with a large and increasing variety of proprietary hardware appliances. Hardware cycles inhibit the rolling out of new revenue generating services, and constrain innovation in an increasingly network-centric and connected world. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) looks to leverage virtualization technologies and move this hardware-centric network equipment onto Virtual Machines on top of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. Each of these network elements are called Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). This session provides an introduction to Microsoft efforts in NFV including the set of VNFs that will be delivered along in the next release of Windows Server.
Are you a Windows Server administrator now tasked with managing Linux servers as well? Are you interested in consolidating your hypervisors and management tools for both Windows and Linux workloads? Get an overview of Microsoft solutions for Linux in the private and hybrid cloud. Learn about Linux running on Hyper-V and the Linux management capabilities in the Azure Pack, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), and Operations Manager. The session is demo rich, showing a broad set of features for integrated management of Windows and Linux computers from the perspective of the Windows administrator.
Join Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi for a lively discussion as they share their views on the cloud computing disruption and what it means for IT pros and developers. Mark Russinovich brings his perspective from leading Microsoft Azure architecture and Mark Minasi brings his IT expertise and view from outside. The economics of public cloud, future of PaaS and IaaS, how enterprises will bridge their on-premises environments with the cloud, how you should look at security in the public cloud, and what skills are important for IT pros and developers are just some of the areas they explore together.
Topic: Azure Pack, System Center Operations Manager
Dynamic distributed applications can make System Center the key to streamlining your IT Operations Programs. Microsoft partnered with BlueStripe to deliver complete, multi-tier application management in System Center. In this session, learn how to deliver: Live, dynamic application discover/mapping, monitoring, and alerting in Operations Manager; Application management across platforms (Windows and non-Windows systems) and architectures (physical, virtual, cloud, and hybrid cloud); and Application management for Azure Hybrid Cloud. BlueStripe automatically discovers, maps, and monitors all the components that make up your distributed applications, regardless of platform or physical location. Learn how to build live dynamic application views that cross Azure and the datacenter, how to use these application maps within System Center Operations Manager, and how to apply application context to provide business services for Service Manager and application performance-focused run books using Orchestrator. You'll also preview an integration of live distributed application maps into Azure Pack.