Pete Fuenfhausen, Senior ADM, shares highlights from AzureCon 2015 and what it means for developers.
Microsoft held its first virtual Azure Conference, AzureCon 2015, on September 29, 2015, and what an event it was! From Scott Guthrie's kickoff keynote to deep technical sessions to customer and partner stories from companies as varied as Docker and Mesosphere to NASCAR and Alaska Airlines, AzureCon was a potpourri of Azure goodness for nearly anyone with an interest in the modern cloud. You can view it all any time you want, just point your browser to: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/azurecon/
Some highlights from AzureCon 2015 for developers
- Azure for Developers – Scott Hanselman demystifies Azure for developers answering the tough questions, when to use PaaS vs. IaaS, what type of app architecture to use and how to handle your data. Learn about all the components of Azure and how to get the most from them as a developer. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azurecon-2015-azure-for-developers/
- Building Apps for the Intelligent Cloud – Lots of developers are developing on the Azure platform today. Bill Staples, Corporate VP for Azure Application Platform invites key developers from NASCAR, Alaska Airlines, and Mesosphere to share their experiences building on Azure. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azurecon-2015-highlights-building-apps-with-the-intelligent-cloud/
- Windows Server containers, Docker, and an introduction to Azure Container Service - Containers promise to give developers the next giant leap in productivity. Corey Sanders, director of project management, provides an introduction to containers, what they are, what Docker is, how it all works in Azure, plus a quick look at the new Azure Container Service. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azurecon-2015-windows-server-containers-docker-and-an-introduction-to-azure-container-service/
- Applying Azure Machine Learning to Software Development - Machine Learning is not just for speech recognition and driverless car anymore. You can use ML to help improve your software development lifecycle, code, and testing. Learn how to use Azure ML Studio to create experiments to address real world use cases like reverse engineering functional specs from existing legacy code, predicting software faults, or automatic detection of performance deviations. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azurecon-2015-applying-azure-ml-to-software-development/
- Introducing Azure DevTest Lab – If you’re thinking about moving your dev and test environments to the cloud to gain the efficiencies and cost savings of quickly standing up and taking down these assets at need, there is a great new Azure feature called DevTest Lab. Check out this session to learn how to create environments from templates and connect to your development toolchains. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azurecon-2015-introducing-azure-devtest-lab/
- Introducing the Azure IoT Suite - Microsoft Azure IoT Suite lets you capture and analyze untapped device data, integrate with your company’s existing processes, devices, and systems so you can make the best use of existing and new data sources. Preconfigured solutions let you quickly stitch together solutions that you can customize for a quick start. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azurecon-2015-introducing-the-microsoft-azure-iot-suite/
- Overview of Azure IoT Hub - Azure IoT Hub is a scalable, multi-tenant cloud platform (IoT PaaS) that includes an IoT device registry, data storage, and security. It also provides a service interface to support IoT application development. Learn how Azure IoT Suite helps you securely connect millions of Linux, iOS, Android, Windows, and real-time operating system (RTOS) devices to reliably send telemetry and receive commands from your application back-end in the cloud. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azurecon-2015-overview-of-azure-iot-hub/
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