Cloud computing is a disruptive force that has the potential to change everything, but how do we take advantage of it? At Microsoft, cloud computing is a major component of our technology strategy and platform, and a rich and massively scalable cloud platform called the Azure Services Platform was just unveiled at PDC by Ray Ozzie (Ray’s keynote). Come for a discussion on how Microsoft’s platform can be leveraged to create a new class of applications that are more connected, dynamic, and can extend existing IT investments towards cloud computing.
Facilitated by Microsoft, the premise of this group is to provide an open forum where architects can meet to discuss technologies with their peers. This forum will provide first-hand experience and best practices that will enable its members to learn from each other and transfer knowledge. Please join us for this great opportunity to learn, share and network with your peers and other company leaders.
Microsoft and Cloud Computing – Cloud computing represents the new wave of innovation that will significantly transform many aspects of computing as we know today. During this session, we will discuss Microsoft’s outlook and strategy in moving towards cloud computing, providing the next-generation cloud-based platform for building services in the cloud. We will also take discuss what cloud-based applications may look like, and how they need to be architected differently from today’s on-premise enterprise applications in various scenarios.
Live Services Platform – A deeper look into the Live Services component of the Azure Services Platform, designed to combine the world of the web and the world of digital devices. We will discuss the underlying service architecture behind this mass-scale cloud service and client platform, and how to build applications using Live Identity Service, Synch Service, Resource Model Service, Device Management Service, Notification Service, and Presence Service.
Azure Services Platform – Discussion on the enterprise-class components of the Microsoft Azure Services platform, with an overview of .NET Services (Access Control Service, Workflow Service, and Service Bus), SQL Services (SQL Data Services, SQL Reporting Services, and SQL Data Analysis Services), and Windows Azure (Compute Service, Management Service, and Storage Service). We will take a look at what these services provide, their long-term roadmaps, and discuss guidance on how they can used.
11:45 AM Arrival
12:00 PM Lunch and announcements
01:00 PM Microsoft and Cloud Computing
02:00 PM Live Services Platform
03:15 PM Azure Services Platform
04:30 PM Open discussion
05:15 PM Raffle and close
Register for a date and location near you! To register, please click on the link below (note – referral code not required to register) or call 1.877.MSEVENT (1.877.673.8368).
November 18, 2008 | Mountain View, CA
1065 La Avenida, Building 1
Mountain View, CA 94043
Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=5D-BC-15-14-81-B7-05-DA-F3-EE-3A-14-5E-8B-0D-10&Culture=en-US
Event ID: 1032393291
December 4, 2008 | Los Angeles, CA
333 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 3300
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=5D-BC-15-14-81-B7-05-DA-B5-BB-D8-65-4B-00-E3-8D&Culture=en-US
Event ID: 1032393292
December 9, 2008 | Phoenix, AZ
2929 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=5D-BC-15-14-81-B7-05-DA-F7-7B-61-77-D0-0E-22-EC&Culture=en-US
Event ID: 1032393293
December 11, 2008 | Irvine, CA
1800 Park Plaza, Suite 1600
Irvine, CA 92614
Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=5D-BC-15-14-81-B7-05-DA-68-F5-7D-59-6B-E7-02-AB&Culture=en-US
Event ID: 1032393294
December 16, 2008 | Bellevue, WA
Civica Office Building
205 108th Avenue NE, Suite 400
Bellevue, WA 98004
Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=5D-BC-15-14-81-B7-05-DA-9E-26-99-66-72-50-7D-10&Culture=en-US
Event ID: 1032393295
December 18, 2008 | San Francisco, CA
835 Market Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94103
Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=5D-BC-15-14-81-B7-05-DA-9F-C0-E7-E4-23-88-67-BE&Culture=en-US
Event ID: 1032393296