Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft TechEd 2011: All About the Cloud, Devices

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-05-18
 
 
 

Setting the Stage

Microsoft officials get ready for the TechEd 2011 keynote.

Setting the Stage

Robert Wahbe

Robert Wahbe, corporate vice president of Microsofts server and tools marketing group, delivers the keynote speech at TechEd North America 2011 May 16 in Atlanta.

Robert Wahbe

Silhouette

A silhouette of Robert Wahbe at TechEd.

Silhouette

Facts and Figures

Wahbe lets attendees know they are not alone at TechEd 2011.

Facts and Figures

Cloud and Devices

Wahbe succinctly says what this years TechEd would be all about.

Cloud and Devices

Servers and Virtualization

Interest in servers—and virtualized servers, in particular—continues to grow, according to Wahbe.

Servers and Virtualization

What the Cloud Delivers

Microsoft gives attendees a list of what they can expect through cloud computing.

What the Cloud Delivers

Public and Private Cloud

Microsoft gives businesses options for both the private and public cloud.

Public and Private Cloud

Cloud Scenarios

Depending on the need, there are any number of applications that can take advantage of the cloud, according to Microsoft.

Cloud Scenarios

-Concero' demo

Joey Snow, a Microsoft technical evangelist, demonstrated new System Center technology. The demonstration showed how to manage across public and private clouds using System Centers Concero technology.

-Concero' demo

Devices, Devices, Devices

As Microsoft showed, the proliferation of devices continues unabated.

Devices, Devices, Devices

Application Virtualization

Microsoft gave users an outline of its desktop virtualization strategy.

Application Virtualization

Jason Zander

Jason Zander, corporate vice president of Visual Studio, presents the keynote address at TechEd North America 2011.

Jason Zander

Full Spectrum

Microsoft officials said that Visual Studio enables developers to build apps for the full spectrum of computers and devices.

Full Spectrum

Extend Applications

Visual Studio also lets developers extend applications from the phone to the cloud, and vice versa.

Extend Applications

vNext

Microsoft introduces Visual Studio vNext, the next version of Visual Studio.

vNext

ALM

Microsoft officials outline their guiding principles for ALM.

ALM

Glitch

The Glitch Mob plays exit music on touch-screen tablet devices.

Glitch

Women in Technology

During the show, Microsoft sponsored a Women in Technology panel. After the panel discussion, people had the chance to do some networking.

Women in Technology

Augusto Valdez

Augusto Valdez, senior product manager at Microsoft, demonstrates the next version of Windows Phone 7, codenamed Mango.

Augusto Valdez

Collating Feedback

The stakeholder feedback tool in Visual Studio vNext records feedback online and allows the user to directly interact with the site while recording rich and actionable data—such as action scripts, annotations, screenshots and audio—for the team in the background.

Collating Feedback

Code Review In Action

Visual Studio vNext includes integrated code review support that allows team members to provide feedback on new code, lifting the shared knowledge of the team. If desired, code reviews can be set as a quality gate in the development process.

Code Review In Action

Work Item Management

Microsoft has overhauled the Web experience for Team Foundation Server and leveraged touch controls where applicable for natural interaction.

Work Item Management

The Development Team

Having established that the issue is at the application layer, the administrator sends the issue to the development team through the integrated connection with Team Foundation Server.

The Development Team

Lync Mobile

Lync Mobile for Windows Phone will be a free download from Windows Phone Marketplace.

Lync Mobile

Conversation View

Conversation View allows a users email inbox to be organized by conversation.

Conversation View

Information Rights Management

Information Rights Management support helps to protect emails and Office documents.

Information Rights Management

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