Canada Does Windows Azure: Find It EZ


I believe that the best way to learn is to learn from each other, so I’m always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications to Windows Azure. This is the story of Find It EZ.

Points of Interest

  • [02:00] Looking underneath the covers of Find It EZ Code Search
  • [03:58] Exploring how Find It EZ Code Search uses a hybrid Cloud architecture pattern
  • [06:00] Reasons for exploring expanding into the Cloud, and specifically Windows Azure
  • [07:39] Ramp up from existing development to developing for Windows Azure
  • [09:03] Some challenges in moving to Windows Azure
  • [10:05] Understanding “relatively painless” as it relates Windows Azure ramp up
  • [12:15] Training used to ramp up to developing with Windows Azure
  • [13:10] Support structure for developers using Windows Azure
  • [14:24] Enabling global reach
  • [15:58] Porting over apps is one thing. Porting over SQL – simple?
  • [18:13] The architecture of the Cloud is where you need to focus. Coding is relatively the same.
  • [19:50] Advice to developers contemplating learning the platform, getting started
  • [21:49] Trying is the best way to understand


  • Desktop application ported to Windows Azure as a hybrid solution – maintaining thick client front-end but offloading compute intensive processes to the Cloud.
  • Web API and Search backend hosted in on Windows Azure Cloud Service instances, data stored in SQL Databases in the Cloud.
  • Secure file transfer to and from Windows Azure storage
  • Content Deliver Network to globally distribute application data, enhancing performance of the thick client application


LogoFind it EZ Software Corp. is a software development tool vendor with headquarters in the heart of the Silicon Vineyard, Kelowna, BC, Canada.  Find it EZ was founded in 2010 as a spin-out of Bits n' Bytes Software Inc. with customers throughout the USA, UK, Canada and Australia who depend on its automated change impact analysis software, Find it EZ Code Search.  Now available in three editions, Find it EZ is the global leader in innovation of software for developers, by developers with the first and only source code analysis tool that runs in the cloud, powered by Windows Azure.

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FinditEZ_Ken_GnazdowskyKen Gnazdowsky, a recipient of the Governor General of Canada bronze medallion, began his post-secondary education at Brandon University on an academic scholarship and has worked in the software development industry for over 25 years. Ken is co-founder and President of Find it EZ Software Corp., creators of the Microsoft award-winning product, Find it EZ Code Search.



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