Azure: The Latest and Greatest

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Five Star Development has mercifully invited us to meet at their office at 1501 Preble Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15233.  Use your favorite map/GPS to get you there, it's not too far from the Microsoft office.


What's New for the Windows Azure Developer? Lots!!

Change is constant – especially when working with cloud technologies.  There is a lot going on and innovations happens at an incredibly fast pace.  It seems like new or updated services are available on a monthly basis!  There are more choices than ever now on how we compose our solutions.  During this session we'll review many of the new Windows Azure features, and even explore some of the new functionality now available via the Windows Azure APIs and tooling updates.  With TechEd and BUILD happening just a few weeks beforehand, there's sure to be no shortage of new hotness to talk about!


Michael Collier is a Windows Azure MVP and serves as a Principal Cloud Architect for Aditi.  He has nearly 12 years of experience building Microsoft-based applications for a wide range of clients. Michael spends his days serving as a developer or architect – helping clients succeed with the Microsoft development platform. He also enjoys speaking about Windows Azure at local user groups, as well as regional and national conferences.  Michael is the founder of CloudDevelop, as well as the Central Ohio Cloud Computing User Group in Columbus, OH.  You can follow Michael on Twitter at and on his blog at

Sports info: The Pirates are at home, but we're meeting at a different location this time.

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  • Rich D.

    Michael has provided a copy of his slide deck--you can download it at the bottom of the recap post:

    July 22, 2013

  • Anirban B.

    Steven, any chances you can share the presentation?

    July 10, 2013

    • Steven H.

      Sorry, we don't have a way of sharing the presentations. Here is a link that does have a lot of references to some of the things Michael spoke about.­
      and you might be able to contact the speaker on twitter or his website if you have particular questions about anything on the meeting recap.

      July 10, 2013

  • Steven H.

    Meeting recap posted for anyone that missed it.

    July 10, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    I felt that was a very well done presentation and very timely for me since I am looking at creating a Cloud application.

    July 10, 2013

  • Eugene M.

    I really enjoyed the meetup. I think the content was great and it was really nice to learn about something so new.

    July 10, 2013

  • Bob M.

    Sorry I missed it, car trouble this afternoon. I'll look for notes etc as they become available.

    July 9, 2013

  • jeff z.

    Where to park?

    July 9, 2013

    • Rich D.

      Five Star has a lot, I'm not sure how many spaces are available. There is street parking in the area, too.

      July 9, 2013

  • Gregory L.

    Can't make it tonight

    July 9, 2013

  • Ben L.

    I can't attend this, the wife has to pick up my dog from surgery, so I have to pick up my kids from daycare. Super bummed out. Please post notes or a video or something.

    July 9, 2013

    • Steven H.

      Hey Ben, We'll be posting any notes or info provided by Michael during the talk on after the meeting.

      1 · July 9, 2013

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