TechNet Radio: (Part 3) What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Business Applications

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Kevin Remde and Brad Anderson, wrap up their 3 part What's New in 2012 R2 series and in today's episode they discuss how you can better enable modern business applications in your IT environment with the Windows Azure Pack.  Tune in as they go in detail about how IT Pros will be able to impact their organization's cloud strategy as they highlight the new powerful features and flexible and dynamic cloud functionality found in the next wave of Microsoft's Server and System Center products.

  • [1:20] What are “modern applications”, and what does it mean to enable them?
  • [3:20] Why is it so important for IT Pros to understand how modern applications are built?
  • [7:46] Why is the ability to run an Azure-like private cloud in my own datacenter important?
  • [11:01] What is the Windows Azure Service Bus?
  • [14:35] What is Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)?
  • [18:07] How is the Microsoft PaaS solution different from that of our competitors?
  • [19:00] Does my entire application need to be built as an architecture of PaaS roles?
  • [20:35]  If I build my application as PaaS or with PaaS components, am I locked-in to running those on Windows Azure?
  • [24:32]  How can IT Pros enable PaaS on the Windows Azure Pack?

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