Paul Stack discusses using PowerShell and Puppet to administer Windows machines, showing how to configure a Windows server and set up a development environment in short time.
Raymond Chen tells the story of Windows’ API evolution from the beginning up to its latest version, WinRT.
Dominique Louis covers the history of MonoGame from its roots in XNA and how the team ported it to 8 platforms. He demoes taking a simple 3D XNA sample from Windows to Android and Windows Phone 8.
In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Dan Farino, Chief Systems Architect at MySpace, talked about administering thousands of web servers from a system’s architect viewpoint. He mostly detailed the performance counter monitoring used by MySpace, the system profiler and the system administration site demoing the tools for the audience to see how it works.
Eric Nelson discusses how developers can use their favorite programming language hosted on a Windows web server. Eric provides an architectural deep dive into the internals of IIS and the .NET Framework 3.5 with a goal of reducing the lines of code in web applications.