Good afternoon we are getting ready to hit the road again, We have a great event set for the next few months, to talk about the elephant in the room:

  • What is Windows Azure™?
  • When should I use it?
  • How does it apply to my job?

We are going to spend some time on Azure, but instead of talking theory and high level overview we are going to talk about this from a real world point of view! You are going to learn about how Microsoft IT works with and leverages Azure.  You are going to see and hear about the critical lessons Microsoft IT has learned migrating internal line-of-business applications to Windows Azure™.

Whether you’re an IT Professional, Developer or Architect, we’ll address your top of mind questions about cloud computing, the sessions are listed below for both TechNet and MSDN events.

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TechNet Event:

Cloud computing and, more specifically, Microsoft Azure are questions on the minds of IT professionals everywhere. 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 discuss why an IT operations team would want to pursue Azure as an extension to the data center as we review the Azure architecture from the IT professional’s point of view; discuss configuration, deployment and scaling Azure-based applications; review how Azure-based applications can be integrated with on-premise applications; and how operations teams can manage and monitor Azure-based applications.

We will additionally explore several specific Azure capabilities:

  • The Azure roles (web, web service and worker)
  • Azure storage options
  • Azure security and identity options

TechNet: 8:30am to noon

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In this session, we will discuss:

  • Azure architecture from the IT professional’s point of view
  • Why an IT operations team would want to pursue Azure as an extension to the data center
  • Configuration, deployment and scaling Azure-based applications
  • The Azure roles (web, web service and worker)
  • Azure storage options
  • Azure security and identity options
  • How Azure-based applications can be integrated with on-premises applications
  • How operations teams can manage and monitor Azure-based applications

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MSDN Event:

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.