Microsoft's TechEd 2012 Focuses on Windows Server 2012, Cloud, Tools

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-06-12
 
 
 

Welcome to TechEd

Microsoft welcomes 10,000 attendees to TechEd 2012, the 20th annual edition of the company's largest conference for users of Microsoft products. This year, Microsoft hosted the show at the Orlando Convention Center.

Welcome to TechEd

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, kicks off TechEd North America 2012 with a keynote about moving to the cloud.

Satya Nadella

Cloud OS

Nadella calls Windows the Cloud OS, signaling the company's willingness to change its philosophy and attitude toward the evolving technologies, such as cloud, which Microsoft had previously resisted.

Cloud OS

Cloud Requirements

Microsoft said the cloud requires new hardware abstraction plus a modern data center and modern apps.

Cloud Requirements

Converged Systems

Microsoft said the modern data center must run converged systems with large-scale compute, storage and networking capabilities.

Converged Systems

Internet Scale

Running in the cloud requires running services at Internet scale, which Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure enable, according to Microsoft.

Internet Scale

The Modern Data Center

Microsoft says the modern data center must have four things: scalability, availability, shared resources and automation.

The Modern Data Center

Jeff Woolsey

Jeff Woolsey, Microsoft's principal program manager for Windows Server Virtualization, talks about the technological virtues of Windows Server 2012.

Jeff Woolsey

Windows Server 2012 Performance

Woolsey shared this slide with attendees to show the memory usage and other aspects of Windows Server 2012.

Windows Server 2012 Performance

Check the Gauge

Woolsey shows the throughput of a typical Windows Server 2012 virtualized environment through this dashboard.

Check the Gauge

Data Center Without Boundaries

Windows Azure enables users to have a data center without boundaries, according to Microsoft.

Data Center Without Boundaries

Mark Russinovich

Mark Russinovich, a technical fellow in the Windows Azure group at Microsoft, talks about the power of Windows Azure.

Mark Russinovich

Azure and Aflac

Aflac, the insurance company, uses Windows Azure for agility, flexibility and performance.

Azure and Aflac

Mike Boyle and Russinovich

Mike Boyle, the CIO of Aflac, joins Russinovich onstage during the TechEd 2012 keynote to discuss how the company uses Windows Azure and its plans for the cloud in the future.

Mike Boyle and Russinovich

The Right Fit

Microsoft says Windows Azure is the right fit for its definition of a modern data center.

The Right Fit

Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the Azure App Platform at Microsoft, demonstrates how easy it is to write apps for Windows Azure.

Scott Guthrie

Jason Zander

Jason Zander, corporate vice president of Visual Studio, talks about building apps for ARM-based devices, such as the tablet he holds here.

Jason Zander

Tablet App

Here's an example of a tablet app built using Microsoft's Visual Studio.

Tablet App

Device Management

Microsoft says modern apps require modern access and device management.

Device Management

Windows Intune

The next release of Windows Intune includes expanded management and security benefits through mobile-device management and adds people-centric management capabilities and upgrade rights to the latest version of Windows.

Windows Intune

Data Everywhere

The world is moving to data-powered apps.

Data Everywhere

Amir Netz

Amir Netz, a Microsoft technical fellow in the SQL Server group, talks about how SQL Server handles data in the modern data center.

Amir Netz

TechEd Press Conference

At the TechEd 2012 Day 1 post-keynote press conference, Amy Barzdukas, (far right) general manager of communications for the Microsoft Server and Tools Business unit, hosts (from right to left) Mike Boyle, CIO of Aflac, Satya Nadella, President of the Microsoft Server and Tools Business, and Jerry Schulist, an enterprise architect for the Tribune Company.

TechEd Press Conference

Logo

Microsoft displays the TechEd North America 2012 logo as the Day One keynote comes to an end.

Logo

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