SoCal Microsoft Azure User Group (Irvine) Meeting: May 2015

SoCal Microsoft Azure User Group
SoCal Microsoft Azure User Group
Public group

Microsoft Store - Costa Mesa

3333 Bristol St Ste 1249 · Costa Mesa, CA

How to find us

The Microsoft Store is inside the South Coast Plaza Mall.

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Chance to win Microsoft Office when you register via EVENTBRITE


Dear Azurenaut,

As you have attended or shown interests in the SoCal Microsoft Azure User Group in past, I wanted to let you know about our upcoming user group meetings on May 26.

This time It's all about PaaS I am delighted to bring two of my fellow MVPs, Rob and Sam to the group. Both are well known in the Industry for their proven track record of being community leaders on different Microsoft technologies like, Azure & Windows Embedded / IOT, Big Data. Having them in house is great, having them inhouse both at same time is really like having stars aligned. Despite his tight schedule and distance being a challenge Rob has accepted our invitation and is flying-in from Arizona to speak with you. Sam although local has a really tight schedule too with his engagement with IOT and other teams, his community engagement at multiple levels. Sam has also graciously accepted the invitation and is going to be speaking as well. So don’t miss this exciting opportunity to come learn, ask questions and network with your local MVPs, customers and other Azurenauts of the SoCal Microsoft Azure community at the Microsoft Store in Costa Mesa from 6-9pm on May 26th

(This is the Irvine registration page)


Azure Enabled IOT Development by Samuel Phung (MVP)

With Microsoft’s intense investment, development and support, as the cloud computing market place continue its rapidly growth, Azure has become the highly preferred cloud computing platform. One of the key factors that drive the cloud computing market’s rapid growth is Big Data.

There are credible research and study that indicate there were already more data generated by connected devices than human back in 2008. As the number of IoT devices continue to growth at rapid pace, there will be far more data generated by connected devices than human. As we continue to learn and realize more business value contributed by big data, it’s important for Azure developer and implementer to know and understand the impact from device generated data.

Business analysts from key enterprise and financial institution, such as Cisco General Electric, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and etc. projected there will be more than 50 Billion connected devices by the year 2020, five years from now, which can potentially contribute more than $17 Trillion dollar into the Global GDP, over the next 20 years. Whatever the actual number may be, it’s going to be a humongous one.

Note: The Internet-of-Things market trend is already happening.

Although the IoT market wave is huge, it’s not triggered by new technology or invention, such as the discovery of the transistor triggered the electronic era which lead to the computer industry. The IoT market trend is triggered by new thinking and approach to use existing technology, where we realized and able to harvest tremendous value from smart and connected devices that can interact with data, intelligently. Although the term Internet-of-Things has been around for 10+ years, the IoT environment is still premature with lots of room for improvement, which mean there are lots of opportunity as the IoT market continue to evolve

A typical IoT solution involves multiple technical concerns. For this presentation, we will take a look at the development environment for IoT and go over some of the development concerns:

· What and where are the opportunities for developer?

· Azure Enabled IoT development

· Windows 10 for IoT

Speaker's Bio

Currently working for an embedded hardware engineering and manufacturing company, ICOP Technology Inc., as VP of Sales and Marketing, Samuel Phung has been in the embedded technology field for 18+ years. Working closely with Microsoft’s IoT product team (formerly known as Windows Embedded product team), Samuel received the Windows Embedded MVP recognition from Microsoft for 11 consecutive years since 2005 and authored two books about Windows CE and Windows Embedded Compact. Samuel is actively engage in academic and community activities, launched the ( community site in 2008, participated in judging panel for the Imagine Cup Embedded Development competition worldwide final from 2007 through 2011, a large scale worldwide student competition sponsored by Microsoft.

As Microsoft’s Windows Embedded team transition into Microsoft IoT product team and re-align their focus to target the Internet-of-Things market. Samuel redirected his focus to work on IoT related projects for the past 3 years and recently launched ( and ( as part of the effort to engage in the evolving IoT market trend.


Azure Websites: More than just a webhost by Rob Richardson (MVP)

Come join us for a demo-laden discussion of Azure Websites. We'll publish a new website and database, git deploy the site, customize deployment to run tests, add a custom domain name and ssl, add a supporting service as a web job, and add Azure queues to communicate between the site and the service. Whether experienced in Azure or new to the cloud platform, you'll see the simplicity, power, and elegance of Azure Websites.

Speaker's Bio

Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node. He's a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at user groups and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find recent talks on his blog at and follow him on twitter at @rob_rich (


Meeting Schedule

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Eat and Greet; Snacks and Drinks provided
6:15 PM - 6.40 PM Highlights on new announcements by Joe Stocker
6:40 PM - 7:50 PM Feature Talk by Rob Richardson, Q/A
7:50 PM - 9:00 PM Feature Talk by Samuel Phung, Q&A

Hope to see you at the Microsoft Store

~Your SoCalAzureUG hosting Team