Last week, Lifehacker attended Microsoft's TechEd event in New Orleans with three IT Pro bloggers in tow. Here's what they learned during their four day experience...
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90 per cent of a data scientist's job involves finding data from a wide variety of sources and then collating the masses of information into digestible tables. Microsoft's Data Explorer is an add-in for Excel that does essentially the same job in a few mouse clicks. We were given a demonstration of how it works at TechEd 2013...
Once again, BYOD has been one of the hot topics at this year's TechEd conference. In this video Microsoft's director of product marketing Andrew Conway discusses some of the BYOD issues facing IT professionals and the steps they can take to effectively migrate to a people-centric IT environment.
GeoFlow is an Excel 2013 ad-on that lets you plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data in 3D and create interactive tours to share with others. It also allows you to convert huge reams of data into an easily digestible and highly customisable form. At TechEd 2013 we were given a personal demonstration by Microsoft managing director for product management, Eron Kelly.
The forthcoming Windows Server 2012 R2 release adds a stack of new features. In this video Microsoft senior program manager Jeff Woolsey talks through some of the major enhancements in Windows Server R2 and explains how to get ready to shift to the new platform.
One of the new Windows Server products announced at TechEd 2013 North America was the Azure Pack for Windows Server, which adds numerous features originally developed for Azure into Windows Server for deployment in your own data centre. In this video we shot at the post-keynote press conference, Microsoft VP Scott Guthrie explains the new features.