Tonight at 10 PM South African time, Microsoft will be hosting their ‘Meet Windows Azure’ event in an online webcast that one can register for here.
We realise this is not the most comfortable time for us here in SA to participate in the event, however we would like to list a few key highlights that will take place during the event tonight. If you register for the event, you will have access to the on-demand content the following day.
With the previous iteration of Azure, Platform as a Service (PaaS) did not appeal to many traditional IT Professionals in South Africa. With the next version of Windows Azure, it would be in each and every IT Professionals interest to understand the announcements that will influence the Hybrid Cloud opportunities that will open up in the South African market.
A list of the new capabilities for the event that will be discussed and demonstrated will be:
These new capabilities highlighted above simplify building and bringing applications of all kinds to the cloud and enable flexibility in the following areas:
With these new improvements and capabilities listed above, the IT Professional will now start to play a key role in enabling Business to leverage Windows Azure.
For the last four months, we have been running IT Camps focused solely on Private Cloud and the components that make this up. In the coming months we will start to deliver IT Camps focussed on Cloud, covering Private, Public & Hybrid scenarios. Take the opportunity to register now for ‘Meet Windows Azure’ and start getting the full story behind Windows Azure.
Cheers, Morgan (@morganwza)