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Windows Azure from the Trenches

Come along to our August meeting to hear James Miles, a Software Development Manager at Cash Converters, talk about their experiences using Windows Azure to host a business-critical application. He'll discuss things like:

• How to choose the right level of abstraction for your project.

Traps and hidden costs.

• Problems encountered, solutions found and lessons learnt.

• New technologies discovered/developed.


James describes himself as "a C# developer who has recently specialized in LINQ and concurrent programming models in the investment banking sector". After being awarded by Microsoft in 2011 and 2012 for his contributions to the Reactive Extensions community, James has "switched abstractions" and is now working with Windows Azure.


If you've been waiting for a real-world, from-the-trenches account of using Windows Azure in a business context, this is the talk for you.

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  • Herdy H.

    A personal request for the next meetup: Azure Media Services. If anyone has used it in production, would you mind giving a run-through and share your experiences?

    August 21, 2013

  • Herdy H.

    Thanks for a great presentation. Not very often we get an insight to a project of this scale and complexity :-)

    August 21, 2013

  • Rivaaj J.

    Thanks James, very engaging and very informative.

    August 21, 2013

  • Rahman M.

    Great presentation by James today.
    Thanks for sharing the distributed application architecture and azure tricks and tips.

    August 21, 2013

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