This week a MSDN event will be held at the Microsoft office in Mason, OH. Here’s the summary:
“By now most developers and architects are aware of cloud computing and several people have heard of Microsoft Azure, which was announced at PDC 2008 last November. While many of the fundamental concepts are relatively easy to understand, lingering issues relate pertaining to how to apply cloud computing to specific scenarios. What is it? When should I use it? How does it apply to my job? Join us as we review some of the lessons Microsoft IT has learned through Project Austin, an incubation project dogfooding the use of Microsoft Azure as a platform for supporting internal line-of-business applications.
In this event we will start by reviewing cloud computing architectures in general and the Azure architecture in particular. We will then dive deeper into several aspects of Azure from the developer’s and architect’s perspective. We will review the Azure roles (web, web service and worker); discuss several Azure storage options; review Azure security and identity options; review how Azure-based applications can be integrated with on-premise applications; discuss configuration, deployment and scaling Azure-based applications; and highlight how development teams can optimize their applications for better management and monitoring.”
Matt Hester, the IT Pro Evangelist for the region will be up for the event. Matt is moving to Cincinnati, so we’ll be seeing a lot more of him. Come out to meet Matt and learn more about how Azure can be used in the real world.
The event is Wednesday, August 19th at 1-5 PM at the MS Office in Mason.
Register at: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032420961&Culture=en-US