Alex Mang

Azure MVP, CEO at KeyTicket Solutions

Alex Mang is a regular conference and user groups speaker focusing mostly on cloud-computing topics, thus aiming to help developers better understand the implications of cloud-computing as a whole. Recently, Alex was invited as a speaker at Microsoft Ignite, the company’s largest and most important technical conference gathering nearly 25,000 attendees. 
As an Azure Advisor, he regularly offers feedback on upcoming Azure features and services and gets to test them out in early development stages. Since 2011, Alex is the KeyTicket Solutions CEO, where, besides his entrepreneurial responsibilities, his daily activities cover: project management, scrum master, senior software development for web, desktop and mobile apps and software architecture. 

For his experience on cloud-driven solutions, his Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) stand as proof and so do the many happy customers he had the pleasure to work with for the past few years.


Session: Know Your Customers, Know Your Apps!

Whether you have to prioritize user stories on your backlog, learn what the best ways to monetize your applications are or simply want to find what the errors your customers are referring to, monitoring your applications is key if you want to be successful in the ISV industry.  

And yet too many applications, once deployed, remain unmonitored and thus, their developers tend to behave passive when it comes to supporting their customers. Ever heard a developer say ‘I don’t know why it doesn’t work for you. It works perfectly fine on my PC.’?   

During this session I’ll walk you through the best practices of both implementing and using Azure Application Insights so that you will be two steps ahead of your customer and eventually get to be pro-active when it comes to supporting applications deployed in the wild.  

Session: SQL Database from A Developer’s Perspective

SQL Server had, has and will certainly have a lot to offer, but the number one concern of a common developer when it comes to SQL is the management cost involved. 

This also happens to be the number one reason for why Azure SQL Database is so successful for hardcore developers who don’t want to become accidental DBAs and worry too much about the SQL production workload. The situation however is that the management-less attitude towards SQL Database made most developers miss the tips and tricks SQL Database has to offer and thus make the workload more performant. 

Throughout this session, I will walk you through the techniques you can use to make your SQL the most performant possible with the limited amount of resource you have available within the tier your database is running on and also cover the elasticity techniques available using the services and tools available today.