The local Microsoft Developer & Platform Group are offering ‘Jumpstart’ workshops on the Windows Azure Platform, to help developers ‘jumpstart’ their cloud application development. Delivered through workshop style presentations and interactive tuition, the workshop will focus on helping attendees in building scalable applications on the Azure platform.
We now have workshops lined up for January in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Derry and Dublin - developers can learn more and register now @ http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/azure/.
We are also running an Azure 'Acceleration Labs' for developers with greater Azure development experience and knowledge - who are on the brink of deploying an Azure application. Email email@example.com if you would like more information on these labs.
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We made some very significant announcements about Azure last week at the Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC10), that your customers are going to love.
To set the scene and to remind you what’s so great about Azure:
Azure is our Platform as a Service offering - it’s where people run Applications that can scale up and down (as demand changes), that are always available (even through failures of the underlying infrastructure – that we look after, not your customer), and where people pay as they go (no up-front capex – just on-going opex). If you have customers who need to run Applications, sell them Azure! None of our competitors come close to us in PaaS.
The theme for the PDC announcements was that “it’s all about the App” – your customers should only care that their applications are running (not about the underlying infrastructure).
So, what did we announce (in summary)?
So, what did we announce (in detail)?
Windows Azure Virtual Machine Role
Server Application Virtualisation
Enhancements to existing Web & Worker Roles
Enhancements to SQL Azure
Enhancements to Windows Azure AppFabric
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server on Windows Azure
Windows Azure Marketplace
A big thank you to everyone who attended the Dublin event last week – I had fun answering all your questions!