Richard Conway on Azure

Richard Conway is co-founder at UK Windows Azure Users Group, a Windows Azure MVP and Insider.

He has 16 years in the software and software security and cloud industries with investments and startups. 

Richard is solely focussed on resource management, big data and HPC in Windows Azure. Recent projects have included enterprise-wide HDInsight projects with hooks into mahout and the recent addition of Shark/Spark as well as a scalable mobile payments platform with Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Active Directory.


He is an author of eight books and numerous articles of technical scope.

His specialties include: project management, software engineering and security, cloud development and migrations, company startups, project finance, financial modelling, environmental.

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  • Andrew G.

    Seems Robert Bell was right when he said you can't use the "use" statement on SQL Azure. Think he deserves a prize!... http://oi58.tinypic.com/2rcwpld.jpg

    2 · May 2, 2014

    • Robert B.

      Hi James. Keep in mind that this isn't a criticism, it's a difference.

      1 · May 2, 2014

    • James H.

      I didnt mean to come off as defensive, but just stating that for now, it doesn't fit everybodies needs :( I think azure provides cheaper licenses for azure-running sql instances, but im not 100% sure on that one.
      But then things like mirroring is supported out of the box which makes up for the lack of some features in my eyes :).

      May 2, 2014

  • Ian D.

    Great overview of Azure.

    April 30, 2014

  • Michael F.

    Thanks for putting the event together guys, nice to get such an insightful overview of Azure.

    April 29, 2014

  • Matt S.

    A very enjoyable event. Think I'm going to hammer Pluralsight regarding Azure a bit more now. Thanks to all who organised what I hope is the first of many.

    April 29, 2014

  • PaulC

    Very informative, good overview and was able to focus detail on the dynamic audience.

    April 29, 2014

  • Jon G.

    Awesome Meetup, Azure Poster on the office wall now and PostSharp Ultimate being installed, Cheers All for a great event

    April 29, 2014

  • Dominic F.

    ((Beer + Food + .NET) as Event).equals(Happiness);

    April 29, 2014

  • Rom R.

    Sorry I will be unable to attend as the traffic is quite bad from where I work and will not make it on time. I will definitely attend for the next event. Hope you all have a great time!

    April 27, 2014

  • ewan

    where abouts are you thinking?

    1 · March 19, 2014

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