When dealing with systems that must be resilient, self-healing, and highly-available, you can't just manually flip switches to keep the system online. That plan does not scale, and time would be better spent working on the next set of features. Automating your most common operations, such as deployment, service provisioning, and recovery actions can help you consistently manage your Windows Azure solutions, as well as save you time. Come to this session to learn how to use PowerShell to make your life easier and prepare for worst case scenarios on solutions of any size.
Mike Wood is a Technical Evangelist for Red Gate Software on the Cerebrata Team. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he's not living up to that title he's an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is one of the Founding Directors of the Cincinnati .NET User Group as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architecture Special Interest Group. He is also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Azure. You can catch up with Mike on his blog at http://mvwood.com/blog and on twitter under the handle @mikewo.