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Learn what’s next in tech at one of our many informative breakout sessions led by product experts. Here is a sneak peek at some of our sessions.

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Feed your imagination with a tour of the datacenter architecture and implementation that runs Microsoft Azure. Azure covers more than 150 datacenters in 40 announced regions, and it’s growing fast. It delivers the promise of cloud computing—including high availability, extreme performance, and security—by custom designing software and hardware to work best together. You’ll come away with insight on reliable clean-energy datacenter designs, using FPGAs to accelerate networking and machine learning, designing storage servers to deliver ultralow latency and high throughput, and more.
By the very nature of the containers and Docker technology, developers can share their software and dependencies easily with IT operations and production environments while eliminating the typical "it works on my machine" excuse. Containers solve application conflicts between different environments. Indirectly, containers and Docker bring developers and IT operations closer together, making it easier for them to collaborate effectively. Containers simplify the build/test/deploy pipelines in DevOps. In this session, we will describe how adopting the container workflow provides many customers with the DevOps continuity they've sought but previously had to implement via more complex configuration for release and build pipelines.
Applications written for Azure Table and Graph storage can migrate to Azure Cosmos DB with no code changes and take advantage of premium capabilities. We’ll provide an overview of Graph API in Azure Cosmos DB and demonstrate the power of turnkey distribution, high availability, millisecond latencies, and dedicated global throughput. You’ll also see Gremlin syntax, scenarios, drivers, demos, and a quick-start walkthrough, and you’ll leave with solutions to help optimize your database efficiencies.
See what’s new in Visual Studio and Xamarin, which let C# developers become Android, iOS, and Windows app developers overnight. In this session, we’ll cover how to use your existing C# and .NET skills to create fully native apps on every platform. From start to finish, Visual Studio and Xamarin give developers powerful tools to craft these apps.
Microsoft offers a comprehensive set of platforms, cloud services, and solutions for building Internet of Things applications. In this session, you’ll learn what’s available today, what’s coming soon, and what Microsoft’s vision is for the IoT of tomorrow.
Learn how blockchains work, including how they use hashes, transactions, blocks, and proof-of-work consensus algorithms to build distributed ledgers. You'll discover the capabilities of some of the most common blockchain networks and see how the COCO Framework addresses their limitations to make blockchains suitable for a wide variety of business consortiums.
Learn how to build powerful, offline-enabled, native-like web apps powered by Service Worker, Push, Fetch, and Cache. We'll focus on performance and maintaining functionality even under poor network conditions, with an emphasis on real-world benefits, performance improvements, and cost savings that this can bring to your web app, including examples from some early adopters of Progressive Web Apps on Windows 10 today.
Do you want to build an agile, high-availability application? Azure’s Application Networking suite provides the tools to build, manage, and connect modern web applications in the cloud. Learn how to quickly build and manage a high-availability microservice-based application with the Microsoft CDN and Application Gateway.
Because implementing complete E2E IoT solutions from devices all the way up to Business applications can prove challenging, especially if you’re not in the IT business, Azure offers solutions that will simplify your experience and minimize time to production. Discover the latest and most advanced SaaS and preconfigured solutions for IoT on the market today.
Hear how Azure can help you rapidly develop enterprise applications for SAP landscapes using SAP Cloud Platform for applications such as S/4HANA using SAP HANA on Azure. You’ll see how Microsoft and SAP are collaborating to offer integrated development services with Visual Studio for SAP Fiori and how you can immediately leverage the developer-friendly SAP HANA Express.
There is a common thread in advancements in cloud computing—they enable a focus on applications rather than the machines running them. Containers, one of the most topical areas in cloud computing, are the next evolutionary step in virtualization. Companies of every size and from all industries are embracing containers to deliver highly available applications with greater agility in the development, test, and deployment cycle. Walk through the various phases of application migration to the cloud using Azure container technologies and learn how to easily onboard and run your container workload to Azure using App Service.
Azure Service Fabric is a fully managed microservice platform powering Microsoft’s business-critical applications and services such as Azure SQL Database. Come to this session for a developer’s tour and dive into the latest and greatest of Service Fabric capabilities, including containers, .NET Core 2.0, and VS 2017 integration. We’ll also immerse you with our future road map and top scenarios enabled by Service Fabric including IoT, low-latency data processing, and much more.
Make your colleagues gasp at how fast you can put together a sophisticated integration solution in no time using the power of Azure. Learn how our Azure integration services increase your productivity and connectivity, working together to deliver incredible power. Logic Apps, API Management, and Service Bus are the foundation of our event-driven, API-centric orchestration capabilities in Azure getting you to “done” faster.
Serverless applications are transforming the ways that developers are solving problems by radically increasing productivity and reducing operational friction. In this session, we review the various Azure technologies enabling this trend, including Functions, Logic Apps, Event Grid, and more. Learn what Azure Serverless Platform can do for you with examples of successful serverless applications.
Learn how adaptive query processing helps application developers solve query performance-related problems. You’ll also learn how to leverage SQL Graph when modeling complex relationships between entities, and how to leverage machine learning services to add artificial intelligence to innovative, modern applications.
Learn how this intelligent cloud database uses machine learning and best practices to ensure your database is performing at its best. You’ll learn about features such as adaptive query processing, auto tuning, and performance recommendations, and see how Azure SQL Database can help you spend more time developing applications and less time managing your databases.
Building a secure web app on Azure has never been easier. If you want to build a website using WordPress or host an e-commerce site or web app with LAMP stack, and you want a self-managed database, Azure Database for MySQL and MariaDB can help. These intelligent, fully managed database services provide built-in high availability and security with elastic scaling that helps you save money, even compared with running on IaaS VM. Learn how to take advantage of their capabilities and build an app with these databases.
PostgreSQL has quickly become an open source database of choice for many developers. Azure Database for PostgreSQL is a fully managed, enterprise-ready database service that combines the power of community PostgreSQL and Azure, built for developers and DevOps. You’ll learn the service capabilities such as high availability, security, and elastic scaling of performance, which allows you to optimize your time and save money. You’ll also learn why building intelligence into an app’s data is essential. We’ll walk through real application code to show you how to build an intelligent app or migrate existing apps to managed service with minimal downtime.
Managed Instance is the latest fully managed deployment model for Azure SQL Database. Learn why it’s important to modernize your data platform and migrate it to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.
Learn how easy it is to get started building planet-scale applications. We’ll take a closer look at important design aspects around global distribution, consistency, and server-side partitioning. You’ll learn what Azure Cosmos DB offers and how to get started; how to model your data to fit your app’s needs using the tools and APIs you love; how to distribute data across multiple regions in just a few clicks; how to use Azure Cosmos DB’s consistency models to fine-tune performance based on the needs of your application; and how to get started with SQL APIs.
This session showcases some of the new controls, patterns, and features that make it easy to enhance your app with Fluent Design. Learn about the next wave of design patterns, visuals, and interactions, and see how Fluent Design is being extended across more Windows 10 devices and apps to create beautiful, engaging, and intuitive experiences.
Visual Studio and Xamarin enable developers to craft native experiences across every platform, including Android, iOS, and wearables. Developers need rich APIs and a powerful cloud to deliver these apps for every scenario, and that’s where Azure can help. In this session, we’ll show you how to connect powerful Azure services to your C# apps, including Azure AD B2C, Azure Functions, Cognitive Services, and Cosmos DB.