Michael S. Collier, a Windows Azure MVP and a National Architect in Windows Azure for Neudesic is our featured speaker.
Thursday June 28 -
6:00 - Eat / Greet / Seat (start with some pizza, hang out and socialize, then find a seat a few minutes before 6:30) 6:30 - Two demos: George Babey on Web Matrix with Azure, Nate Pickett on Cerebrata's professional tool for Azure Storage 7:00 - Featured talk on the new Windows Azure Awesomeness 8:15 - SWAG, Announcements, Give-aways 8:30 - Cold beverage at local watering hole - All invited :-) Featured Topic Description:
June has been a huge month for the Windows Azure platform – perhaps one of the most important since Windows Azure was released! The announcements started with the Meet Windows Azure event in San Francisco on June 7th, and continued through the following week at TechEd. The announcements getting most of the press (and rightfully so) were related to Windows Azure Web Sites and Virtual Machines (IaaS). These are without a doubt “game changing” in the cloud computing and Windows Azure space.
There were also announcements related to Cloud Services (formerly known as ‘Hosted Services’ – the traditional PaaS offering), SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure), and Windows Azure Active Directory (which now includes Access Control Services). 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.
[Location: Sampson & Paul with capacity 75]