BriForum 2013 Chicago session video: Lightning Round Sessions

How IT People Can Speak “Developer”

No matter where you look applications are popping up everywhere from IOS, Android, Windows, Apple, Linux, etc. Developers have to deal with ever changing development platforms, while admins struggle to keep up and support software delivered by development. GUI tools are being replaced by PowerShell commands and due to infrastructure growth, administrators are having to learn "development" to automate internal processes. Many of you may be faced with learning to "script" and automate.  In this session, we will smackdown all of the major development platforms: C#, Java, Objective C, C++, VB.Net, VB-Script, PowerShell, HTML 5, etc. and list pro/cons of each platform. Attendees will also learn about various IDE's (Integrated Development Environment) and strengths of each.  AJax, JQuery, ASP.NET, and other buzz words got you confused? This session is for you.  This is not a development session but rather a development platform session. Previous development experience not necessary to attend this session.

Presented by Michael Thomason

Using Windows 8 Hyper-V and Azure to Build Great Demo and Test Environments

Since Windows 8, Hyper-V is a core component of the Windows workstation operating system. In addition, Microsoft Azure allows you to host Windows VMs in the cloud. Join Remote Desktop Services MVP Benny Tritsch in his expert session about using Windows 8 Hyper-V and Azure to build advanced mobile demo and test environments. This includes live demonstrations and best practices focusing on great audience experience, advanced virtual network setups and use case-oriented system management. Learn about practical methodologies and tools for planning, performing and recording VDI and cloud tests. Get expert guidance on how to build "demo to go" environments with Windows 8 laptops and tablets.

Presented by Benny Tritsch

What’s New in Microsoft App-V

In this session, the top App-V MVPs from around the world will work together to educate you in what is new in App-V 5.  This release is a complete rewrite of the App Virtualization platform used by so many companies around the world.

Presented by Tim Mangan


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