Presenting Tonight In San Francisco on Windows Azure Development Real World Experiences

Tonight, at the Microsoft office (see this announcement for more details: ) I’m going to be talking about what it is really like to build a full service application using Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform.

For those that don’t know what I’m going to talk about, here is a prelude.

First, I’m going to go through about 10 slides talking briefly about what is azure.  That is, Azure is basically a family of hosted services that Microsoft provides in the cloud.  I’m going to talk about:

Then, I’m going to got through and actually show all the things I do on a daily basis while I’m doing my development work.  That includes using their development environment (called the dev fabric) as well as how I deploy and test.  The product I developed can be found at if you are interested.  It’s basically Microsoft SyncToy to Cloud Storage.

Bring your questions!  This could be very fun.



About Peter Kellner

Peter is a software professional specializing in mobile and web technologies. He has also been a Microsoft MVP since 2007. In addition, he’s a multi-course video author at Pluralsight. To read more about Peter Kellner and his experience click here. For information about how Peter Kellner might be able to help you with your project click here.

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  1. Hello there, grateful i found your website. It taught me to be to learn this issue somewhat better.

  2. I did the amazon s3/ec2/esb thing for about 6 months and learned a lot. It’s so so different then the microsoft azure solution. As far as I’m concerned, the biggest difference is that amazon gives you a lot more rope to hang yourself with.

  3. I’m setting up LAMP on EC2 and read meetup announcement with interest:

    “Unlike a recent talk given at this same facility to the Azure Meetup group, this talk will be demonstration heavy with what it really takes to deploy, how hard it is to do development, and what is really happening with dropped connections. He’ll also share his perspective on the comparison of SqlAzure with Sql Server.”

    All I can say after rolling up selves and setting up on Azure and EC2, they both require commitment to learn all the ins and outs. There ain’t no free lunch!


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