Convergence of Social, Cloud, Community in the Enterprise

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My notes from

Final Keynote on Cloud Computing

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Christine Chen opening remarks

“Bringing the conversation back to Revolutionizing IT – imagination, what CAN we do? Everyone’s talking about the cloud” Christine Chen #MSCIO

Seamless between work life and home life, and not switching devices – the answer is the cloud.

Using cloud resources – can turn up a new product and have Enterprise Level things created in a day, and have them on your phone – with the Cloud.

Like Cloud services allow other companies to work in different time zones, we are able to do that. Half our team is in India. We can operate 24/6 and react to changes and growth faster.

We truly can think transformatively. How can we change the world? We are lucky enough to look that far out and predict the future and make the future



Storing, Leveraging and Accessing the data. We want to make it easier for you to understand and take advantage of. Welcoming Takeshi Numoto

Where we’re going with Cloud O/S

it’s not a notion, a SKU, a product you deploy

what’s catalyzing our efforts from the engineering team on down. WE have come a long way and live in exciting times.

our development efforts in shaping the services

Sustained Business Agility – want to align business goals and IT

translates to technology from a CIO perspective, big data, analytics, cloud computing, analytics

rallying our R&D teams to do a great job around these things. Expect great accessibility and quick applications, all CIOS have backlogs in application lifecycle management for new apps the businesses want and how can we accelerate that across all kinds of devices while managing security and the other concerns you have

not just big data, new data, from sensors or web blogs or social sent5iment, all kinds of data big and small and structured, not just how to you sort all that data but how you get information you can actualize

capacity you have to compute network and storage in a flexible way not just in your data centers but your cloud providers

to address these needs, need to delivery you a comprehensive platform – CLOUD O/S

Evolution | Revolution

MS believes we are in a revolutionary approach to get to the next level. Incremental changes in 1-2 year terms everything feels no9rmail Over along period of time, you realize it’s a revolution


Fortune’s Top 10, 10years ago, only 3 remain

Sound of internet – fax noises – in 1989, 99% of internet came through that thin “straw.”

Takeshi Numoto


not just for the next project, but who will be around to deliver capabilities in a broad way and who can partner with you for the long haul

1st –

Enterprise grade – want your cloud vendor to have a truly global footprint and comprehensive set of offerings. Don’t get stuck in a niche solution.

2nd –

huge cloud

3rd –

drive innovation we learn from that and give to you our partners in the software that we ship. Implement our capabilities on things like networking and virtualized storage. Deliver a consistent platform across public (Azure) private (SQL, server, systems) and partners. for you as the customer, you can focus on our business and your obligations and think very flexibly about how you’ll deploy it. We support open source frameworks both in on premise and in Windows Azure and we actually offer also other development environments like APLEX (?) Also enable unified management – through System Center manages all resources you have physical servers, VMs, on-prem, cloud whether Windows Azure or other provider, using identity of AD.

Use AD investments that you have for a SSO experience for  a range of SaaS services they want to use. Virtualization is not an add-on product, but should be integrated into everything. not just network virtualization, but storage virtualization. Can use in a seamless way. Allows us to deliver a complete data platform from Excel on the desktop scaling up to Hadoop cloud, HD Insight Service. Addresses a range of requirements you have in your business. Take advantage of what you already know

Hybrid designs lets you take advantage of the knowledge you already have in your staff. AD we continue to invest in as you move to the cloud. Over 95% of directories are AD. Big Data, SQL already is the most popular with 46% of market. Will help people address in memory BI, in memory warehouse, and Big Data being developed through SQL. Use tools familiar with like Office.

Mobile Device management – shouldn’t be separate from your desktop. Makes sense to think about how to enable you with System Center and Windows working hand in had – admins to manage PCs and mobile devices in a mobile centric way. That’s the gist of where we’re going

Focus on delivering Enterprise grade platform

Focus on Hybrid Design principal

Notion of the Cloud O/S – deliver the same consistent platform across devices (<-- my favorite!!) Transforming the data center - need for hybrid design deployment is so acute. 80+% still expect most IT to be on premise in 2016 - cries out to let customers use what they already have On-Prem. We're the only vendor attempting to offer hybrid solutions. Google, it’s their cloud and that’s it. IBMware and Oracle – very focused On-Prem, unclear how much they’re committed to entering the cloud game.


FHI360 is international company, deal with public health, non profit, offices in 60 countries. Focus on delivering public health initiatives, clinical trials, education, to a large audience

Non profits have to be careful of costs and how you use your money

Have a lot of systems which are outside of a normal WAN environment. Have end users who are traveling, end users who are operating where standard networking not available but public networking is.

Issues around costs, easier for us as a non profit to ensure our costs are applied to the end user. So we can pass that back to our donors and funders – showing the pass back to show how we can use the donors funding in the best way possible this lets us do so.

Moved email workload into the cloud

Put storage into the cloud

Took a step to continue the journey – looked for people that could provide those capabilities, keep integrated with what we had on premises and keep it integrated with what we had in the cloud.

MS could take what we had on premise and move it into the cloud and would give the same capabilities and use the same mgmt. tools as we had on premise, in the cloud. For workloads that needed more infrastructure type environments like moving a machine

When we started looking at vendors with those capabilities

Looked at Google – Apps platform gave some capabilities, but not infrastructure capabilities. Didn’t give same tools to keep training at a minimum, to

looked at Amazon – had infrastructure and some services, but not deep integration with identification piece of the puzzle which w2e already had with O365

wanted to leverage O365w inside our investments, looking from a broad range of VM needing to be moved into the cloud environment as well as software as a service, only MS could give us

Looking at moving Disaster Recovery environments out of co locations into Azure environment to create an almost on demand DR

already have most workloads in the cloud. MS gives us the ability to put that DR work load somewhere other than where we are right now

looking at In Tune to manage tablets

Tablets very big for us in the developmental world, that can be charged wherever there’s electricity, very important. connecting to the cloud using cellular connections, is very important to us as well


Huge # of advantages to the cloud – have to find them

Not every work load is a cloud compatible work load, but a lot of them are

Look at the larger pictures, not just to move to cloud, but because you have the soft3ware as a service you want in the cloud. Look at ability to move those work loads aback and forward from your on premise and cloud. WE still have Exchange for compliance purposes. MS has given us the ability for those work loads that make sense and for those work loads that don’t, we have On-Premise.


think broadly about the platform needs you have over time, not just a solution at a point in time


Andy from my team giving a quick Demo

Power Query – added capabilities

Online searches – to search online for a data set. Extremely rich data set to play with, like Wikipedia. We indexed all of the Wikipedia tables that are out there and using Power Query, brought into Excel for consumption. Also integrated climate data. Have data sets using DMB, can also pull data from within my organization. Can massage and bring all those data sets together.

Visualizations – brought Power Map into POWER BI. Can grab that data and represent it locally onto a map. Power Map looks for things to geo code and geo map. Map tables, and zoom in on it. Can drill down, navigate across the map, zoom in and zoom out. Add data points to the map to see what stands out in 3D.

Can also add descriptions to it.

Power Query can bring in data from Windows Azure Marketplace. Can (pay?) and get updated data from these resources. Go to Data Insights, gathered information from FAA, publicly available and have flight data over 10years of data, brought in see delays.

Can go into content here and see the table will start to analyze the actual data. Can massage data by removing columns not interested in. Can also do pivoting, un-pivoting of data sets as well.

Capability with new feature of Power BI called POWER Q&A. Power Q&A lets us ask questions using natural language. Going to Power BI site, can access that data set and ask questions, like “average delay” and it displays back the 8.25 minutes.



Accessing SharePoint on Surface

Accessing company application, see applications made available to me. Loaded in Application manager and made avail in Windows In Tune

also have Lync and will say View in Windows store – rather than install

Getting applications onto there is great, and can also manage the devices. When remove form management, removes what was deployed anything that is device. In the event I lose a device, can jump on another device and that device to be factory reset from there.

iPad – looking at a similar exercise. Launching safari, going to the same demo site. Launches request for credentials. Got the same access denied message. There is a link to access it on an iPad. Takes me to web interface that installs a profile onto the iPad. Apple profile mechanism they provide is how we authenticate – certificate is generated, loaded to the device. It’s exactly the same to the user.

iPad – log in again, give credentials, and can access the SharePoint site again. We created a record for the iPad in Active Directory. this is the first time we’ve done that. Can do all the way back to Server 2008. That’s the work place join on the iPad.

iPadCorporate Portal experience  – perform same tasks. Log back on when session expires. Click on the top link and we’re taken to weave interface. Apple wouldn’t let us do it without so we click on the app using, then can see the same application, but this is the iPad version. Can side load the application just like on Windows. Deep linking application gives the right version to the user – in the App Store


Any data we put on, we can take off. the data comes down and is associated with the App.

Yes – we can wipe the iPad.

REMOTE DESKTOP CLIENT runs in iPad, Android, and Mac O/S as well. We can launch those, log into my data center. Have a number of applications available, can even bring mouse onto the iPad making it sort of productive. Can do pan and zoom . Have keyboard built in with usual iPad interface but also the Function keys and a Windows key to get you back to the start screen.

Secure access to all these resources on premise and in the cloud – to protect that data and those resources


4th area we are focused on – enabling modern apps

apps need to be informed by a smart back end

Not replacing the apps you already have – just extending them with the cloud, and taking advantage of new technologies you can implement that way. Example was adding seating choice to an airline – system was built without that option. At the seat chose point, goes to Azure and allows for selection. Added curb-side check in feature as well. Win Win Win. Cost savings. Customer Service. __ all based on what they have On-Prem and adding to it by extending to Windows Azure.

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were the three goals of today’s





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