Windows Azure Platform – Acceleration Discover Event




Join us at the Azure Discovery Day in your city to learn about how you can get started using Windows Azure & SQL Azure today. This sessions is targeted towards helping you understand the opportunities for the cloud and Microsoft’s Cloud Computing offerings with the Windows Azure Platform.

The event will include a combination of presentation, demos and discussions presented by Azure Technical Evangelist Graham Elliott and if you are a BDM, TDM, Application Architect, Dev Lead or just interested in finding out more, register now!

Also at this event you will hear about the benefits of Mirosoft Platform Ready (MPR). Whether you're building simple add-ins, rich client applications, complex client and server solutions or planning your future with cloud services, via MPR you can access training, support, testing and marketing resources to help you take your solution to market faster.





Microsoft Cloud Computing Overview

There has been a lot of buzz in the industry about “the Cloud” and “Cloud Computing”. In this session you will understand the concrete services that Microsoft is delivering to enable you to build applications that deliver more value for your customers and enable new opportunities for you as an ISV. 


Cloud Computing Scenarios for ISVs

In this session you will learn about the common scenarios for using the Windows Azure Platform.  We will talk about how you as an ISV can deliver solutions that are ready for the cloud, connected to the cloud, and delivered as a service.  We will also show you how to move, enhance, and transform your existing applications. 




Understanding the Windows Azure Platform Pricing Model


Getting Started Building Applications for Windows Azure & SQL Azure

Next we will take you on a tour of building new applications for the Windows Azure Platform.  In this presentation you will learn about the key concepts of Windows Azure and SQL Azure by seeing how to create, package, and deploy a simple application to the Windows Azure Platform using Visual Studio and the Windows Azure Portal. 


Building SaaS solutions on the Windows Azure Platform

Next we will drill into the SaaS scenario and discuss key considerations when architecting SaaS solutions such as provisioning, multi-tenancy, management, and costs. 



In the final closing session, we will call out some key resources that are available to help you get started with the Windows Azure Platform. 


This event is brought to you by Metro - Microsoft’s Acceleration Program and is free of charge. However, delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation.





Thursday 25th November


Tuesday 30th November


Friday 3rd December


Tuesday 7th December


Thursday 9th December



Important Information for Perth attendees

*Note that following this Day event in Perth will be an Weekend long event targeted at BizSpark Start Ups around building an application on Azure in a Weekend. There will be technical specialists on site to help with questions, and the opportunity to pitch your solution to a panel of judges for feedback as well as the opportunity to win Prizes. To enter, send your company details along with a Solution Overview, Key Windows Azure Scenarios, Target Industry, Company Size and Year Founded as well as details as how you heard about this event to

More information on the Azure Start Up Camp in Perth to come shortly!

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