This was by far my most exciting TechNet Radio episode yet! Join me in this exclusive interview with the CEO and COO from PoliticalTracker.com where we discuss all of the aspects concerning the new site design, how they are using the online solutions in Windows Azure, as well as Visual Studio Online. We make our way into the development environment then to production with SQL Server 2012 Always On technology running in virtual machines in the cloud, Azure SQL Databases, Azure Web Services, and the tight integration required for the full Dev-Test-Prod life cycle. We then dive into Office365, Skype, and more!

To jump to certain parts of the video here is a full index:
  • [0:16] What is PoliticalTracker?
  • [6:18 DEMO: PoliticalTracker.com
  • [8:16] DEMO: Windows Azure Overview, Virtual Machines, Web Services, etc.
  • [12:16] Visual Studio Virtual Machines in Windows Azure
  • [20:36] SQL Server Virtual Machines in Windows Azure
  • [21:47] Bizspark Program for Startups, Discounts and Free Azure Services In Use
  • [29:31] Why do some people fear Azure SQL Databases?
  • [30:47] Office 365 in the Workplace, SharePoint, Outlook, Wiki
  • [33:10] DEMO: Office365 in Action
  • [34:50] Skype, Developers Overseas, Collaboration
  • [36:47] What's Coming Next for Political Tracker?

Also, if you missed yesterday's digital short film then take a walk in the clouds with me here!