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A roundup of all the Windows Azure news from the last month.
Azure Hybrid Connections
Currently in Preview, Hybrid Connections is a feature of Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services which enables your Azure Website or Mobile Service to seamlessly connect to on-premises data & services with just a few simple gestures right from the Azure portal. It comes bundled with a free tier of Azure BizTalk Services, exclusively to make it easy for you to try this new hybrid connectivity.
Accommodating all frameworks supported by Websites (.NET, PHP, Java, Python, node.js) and Mobile Services (node.js, .NET), Hybrid Connections can communicate with both Microsoft & non-Microsoft LOB applications without requiring any changes to the network perimeter (such as configuring VPN gateways or opening firewall ports to incoming traffic). Dan will show us how easily Azure websites and mobile services can access on-premises resources as if they were located on the same private network.
Speaker: Dan Toomey (https://twitter.com/daniel2me) is a Senior Consultant for Mexia and a Microsoft Certified Azure Developer (MCPD), as well as a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) in BizTalk Server 2010. He's also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a published Pluralsight author. During his 13+ years of experience in the Australian IT industry, Dan has helped a number of large private and government organisations solve their enterprise integration problems using these technologies. Prompted by Microsoft, he founded the Brisbane BizTalk User Group in 2005 and has presented at many of its sessions as well as for the Brisbane Azure User Group and Barcamp QLD in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. His blog can be found at www.mindovermessaging.com.
Join Paul Bouwer (https://twitter.com/pbouwer) and Matthew Erbs (https://twitter.com/matthewerbs) as they deploy the first code from the Brisbane Azure User Group GitHub (https://github.com/brisbaneazure) Repo. This group of open source projects will be used to explore a number of Azure technologies in an effort to build a User Group portal that not only provides more information to user group members but allows for easier administration of the user group.
Each month, Paul and Matt will be giving feedback and demonstrating the progress being made. You can follow along via GitHub (https://github.com/brisbaneazure).