We will be doing a 5 part Series to help you with preparing for the Cloud.  These will be live on the dates listed below starting this Friday May 13th.

They will be recorded and available by MSDN Events, Channel 9, and Internet.

MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series (Part 1 of 5): Data Migration to the Cloud (Level 200)

 

Date: 5/13/2011 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/13/2011 11:30 AM | Duration:90 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: Pro Dev/Programmer

Presenters: George Huey, Principal Architect Evangelist, and Lynn Langit, Senior Developer Evangelist

Data migration to the Cloud. Few things have as much value in the digital age as good old data. Unfortunately, it is often scattered and not necessarily running on infrastructure that's up to date. In this session, you will learn about the challenge of having data sitting on "intermittently maintained infrastructure" and how best to migrate to a cloud environment that is persistently up to date.

MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series (Part 2 of 5): Extending Your SharePoint Practice via the Cloud(Level 200)

 

Date: 5/17/2011 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/17/2011 10:30 AM | Duration:90 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: Pro Dev/Programmer

Presenter: Mike Benkovich, Senior Developer Evangelist

Extending Your Microsoft SharePoint Practice via the Cloud. SharePoint becomes a much bigger business and technical opportunity when married with the cloud. Reach - Deploy services into Windows Azure to increase end-user availability. Resources - Leverage cloud storage for your SharePoint solutions to accommodate your customers' needs. Reusability - Benefit from your Microsoft .NET skills and codebase to connect across devices and platforms.

MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series (Part 3 of 5): Tips and Tricks to Make Mobile Apps Scale AND Perform (Level 200)

 

Date: 5/24/2011 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/24/2011 10:30 AM | Duration:90 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: Pro Dev/Programmer

Presenter: Brian Hitney, Senior Developer Evangelist

Tips and Tricks to Make Mobile Apps Scale AND Perform. Your goal is to have the same application run on as many mobile platforms as possible. Just as important is scalability, while continuing to provide a seamless user-experience. Join us to learn how to use libraries for your mobile apps and architect for scalability. Try the cloud 30 days for free! Here’s an opportunity to try out the Windows Azure Platform and explore the possibilities it holds. Use promotional code WEBCASTPASS to activate your free trial.

MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series (Part 4 of 5): Creating Facebook Apps that can Easily Handle a Crowd (Level 200)

 

Date: 5/31/2011 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/31/2011 10:30 AM | Duration:90 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: Pro Dev/Programmer

Presenter: Bruno Terkaly, Senior Developer Evangelist

Creating Facebook Apps that can Easily Handle a Crowd. Facebook welcomes 750k new users per day. Consequently, it's not unheard of to create a promotion or application that draws 150k+ views in 3 days. Add "friend status" to your app and updates could skyrocket to a million records daily. In this session, we walk through assets you can use today and cover applicable lessons that will help you architect for scale.

MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series (Part 5 of 5): Adding Scale Easily to ASP.NET Apps (Level 200)

 

Date: 6/7/2011 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 6/7/2011 10:30 AM | Duration:90 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: Pro Dev/Programmer

Presenters: Brian Prince, Senior Architect Evangelist, and Nathan Totten, Technical Evangelist

Adding Scale Easily to Microsoft ASP.NET Apps. Common scenario: you suddenly need to increase the horsepower behind your application (or some combination of compute, storage and bandwidth). The following week, you want to scale back with minimal changes to your codebase but don't have the manpower to babysit the additional infrastructure for security patches or OS upgrades. Sound familiar? This session walks you through the steps needed to address your server needs (with Windows Communication Foundation - WCF) and web requirements (Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, Microsoft Silverlight).