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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.
Topic: Active Directory, Hybrid Identity, Microsoft Azure Active Directory
Azure Active Directory is the cloud identity and access management solution of Microsoft. It consist of various hybrid identity management capabilities for enterprise users, task workers, B2B and B2C scenarios. Single Sign On to thousands SaaS applications, self-service password reset, group management delegation, device registration/conditional access, multi-factor authentication, cloud application discovery, application proxy, advanced sync engines with on-premises directories, advanced security reports, and more.
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.
Topic: Active Directory, Microsoft Azure, System Center, Virtualization, Windows Server Hyper-V
Learn how to improve your data management efficiency by enabling a single, Windows Centric Data Management software solution to give administrators and users better and more knowledgeable access to their data. This session focuses on Microsoft Azure, hybrid and on-premises environments. Learn techniques for data management best practices. Come learn, discuss, and see live demonstrations of Windows Centric Data Management including efficient techniques for E-Discovery, Compliance, and content indexing of many environments including:
Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint, Hyper-V including migration of VMware to Hyper-V, SQL Server, Snapshot management, Deduplication, Encryption, Active Directory, Windows Server, Windows 8 and 8.1, EDGE management, and Windows Mobile and Lync. Integration with Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and using Windows Server to manage heterogeneous data are also covered.
Learn efficient ways to assist and accelerate upgrades and strategic uses for Windows Server and Azure as primary and tiered storage locations. Create a single indexed, searchable set of data across on-premises and Azure (cloud hosted) environments.
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.
This session provides an overview of networking technologies in Microsoft Azure with a special focus on newer networking features that have been added to the platform. Topics covered include Azure Virtual Networks, high-speed dedicated connectivity, connectivity solutions for developers, and test-dev scenarios, among others. Given that we have many new features lined up for this timeframe, this session talks about all new features in networking and, of course, what's next.
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.
In today's modern datacenter, heterogeneous environments with Windows Server, Linux and FreeBSD are more common than not. Being able to run all of your virtualized workloads on a single hypervisor simplifies management and optimizes server capacity. In this session, we explore the level of support Hyper-V 2012 R2 has for Linux and FreeBSD-based distributions and how IT admins and architects can ensure top performance and reliability running on Hyper-V.