Think You Know Windows Azure? Think Again.


Throughout the weeks, you’ve read various posts here on the Canadian Developer Connection about Windows Azure. Each one is geared to get you familiar with the platform and help you understand when and where you can use the Cloud, and ultimately, Windows Azure. But just when you thought you that you had it all down packed – think again!


That’s right. I did say “think again”. That’s not to say that you have to forget what you’ve learned thus far. It’s to say that now, there’s much more to learn! (like the motto for TechDays and TechDays Online – “Because there’s always more to learn…”). Over the next month, I invite you to spend some time exploring the latest innovations in the platform and discover the opportunities you can take advantage of.

Meet Windows Azure

imageScott Guthrie will walk you through the latest features in Windows Azure online, streaming LIVE from San Francisco. You’ll hear about additional platform features, language support, as well as about building highly scalable web applications that enable great developer and end-user experiences.

June 7, 2012 | 1:00 PM PT
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Learn Windows Azure at TechEd North America

177dca20-1443-49ea-8d03-b9a44c3e6c8d[1]Streaming LIVE from TechEd 2012 in Orlando. take what you’ll hear about on June 7 one level deeper to learn how to use the latest Windows Azure features and services to build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud with sessions delivered by Microsoft technical leaders Scott Guthrie, Mark Russinovich, Quentin Clark, and Bill Staples!

June 11, 2012 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PT
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Windows Azure DevCamp

309b14f7-2f41-49c0-9a50-2c979d9bc97aLast but not least, at the Windows Azure DevCamp in Toronto, ON, you’ll dive deep into technical goodness with yours truly, Canada’s original Windows Azure MVP (who now works at Microsoft in Redmond) Cory Fowler, and Microsoft Windows Azure Evangelism Senior Director James Conard. You’ll learn how to:

  • Build and quickly deploy web sites to Windows Azure
  • Migrate, integrate, and extend existing code and applications with Windows Azure
  • Build flexible, multi-tier applications
  • Consume Windows Azure services within your application such as Windows Azure
  • Storage, SQL Azure, and the Service Bus
  • Architect highly scalable and fast applications using cloud services
  • Build Web APIs that power mobile devices
  • Use the latest Visual Studio tools and SDKs for the cloud

We’re working behind the scenes on the final agenda and session details. As soon as I have them, rest assured you’ll know about it – that is if you stay tuned to the blog, sync using the Canadian Developer Connection Windows Phone app, connect with us in the Canadian Developer Connection LinkedIn group, follow cdnazure (or cdndevs) on Twitter, or subscribe to the MSDN eNews Newsletter.

The DevCamp is completely FREE, but seating is limited. Register today before it sells out.

June 20, 2012 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
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If you’re not in the Toronto area, you can join us LIVE and INTERACTIVE online, from the comfort of your home or office! The Windows Azure DevCamp will be streamed directly from the event in Toronto.

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As you can see, there’s lots of exciting stuff coming up in June! If there’s ever a time to get excited about the Cloud and Windows Azure, now would be that time. If you haven’t delved into Windows Azure yet, now’s your time to do that. Think that there’s nothing in Windows Azure for you? I challenge you – participate in these and I guarantee you, you’ll think otherwise.

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