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Five years ago cloud SaaS products were common (gmail, dropbox, salesforce), but it was not a mature platform for developers. That's all changed now. The Microsoft Azure platform provides an enormous toolbox of services and features for developers, devops, and security. In this talk, we'll give an overview of the platform, and dip into a number of areas to give you a feel for how it can help make your life easier. The focus will be Azure as the de facto platform of the future for developers using Microsoft technologies today - and a contender for developers using non-Microsoft technologies.
Our speaker, Bill Wilder, is a hands-on developer, architect, consultant, trainer, speaker, writer, and community leader focused on helping companies and individuals succeed with the cloud using the Windows Azure Platform.
As co-founder and Principal Consultant for Development Partners Software Corporation, Bill provides guidance and implementation services to companies looking to leverage cloud computing through Windows Azure, helping come up with pragmatic solutions that make business sense. He believes that in order to be a relevant and effective software architect one needs to remain a deeply knowledgeable, up-to-date, and productive software developer. To this end, Bill enjoys remaining hands-on.