Windows Azure Cloud Computing User Group

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Don't miss the opportunity to be at the first local meeting of the Windows Azure Cloud Computing User Group.  Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform.  At this meeting, you'll hear about Microsoft's vision of Software + Services and what it can mean for you.  As part of this presentation, you'll see a demo of how a cloud application is developed and deployed.

Who Should Attend?
Cloud computing has huge implications for both developers and business people.  This is your chance to get in on the ground floor and be part of the community that helps pioneer this exciting new area.

December 9th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Microsoft Downers Grove Office
3025 Highland Pkwy, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Please take a moment to register here so we can plan properly.  Pizza will be served at 5:30 and the presentation / demo will begin at 6:00.


Does cloud computing offer anything compelling for you, your business or your customers?

  • Cloud computing with Windows Azure provides technologists with new options for where applications reside, how applications behave, and the business models that drive them.
  • Cloud computing eliminates the need to predict traffic levels, purchase hardware or hosting capacity in advance, and keep os's patched. Applications are given the capacity they need on demand. You only pay for computing and storage you use.
  • Some of the most difficult and costly things to achieve in I.T. such as high availability and ensuring scalability are no longer headaches the enterprise has to deal with. Scalability, reliability, and high availability come with the platform automatically.
  • Developers no longer have to make a choice between the benefits of what can be delivered to users via the web versus traditional on-premises software. Microsoft offers the opportunity for developers to offer both with a software-plus-services approach. It is an industry shift that combines services on the Web with client and server software to deliver the best of both worlds.

Please contact Bryce Calhoun either via email at or by phone at (630) 613-7334 with any questions about this community user group event.

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