Meet the Azure team at PDC09

I took my video camera to the PDC to meet some of the Azure team who are responsible for building Azure and deciding the features make it into the product set This video is a great chance to hear some of the team talk about their areas of focus across Azure, including: -          The Azure…

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How Azure is being used in the real world – Azure Deep Dives in the UK

Microsoft runs occasional Azure Deep Dive events, with a small numbers of customers and partners, to help accelerate their progress building real world solutions on the Azure Platform, and providing feedback to the product team. This video looks behind the scenes at one of these 5 day Azure Deep Dives, meets the Microsoft folk mentoring…

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Free Windows Azure Fasttrack Architecture Review for partners

Our team – the Microsoft Developer and Platform Group – are offering a limited number free half day Fasttrack Architectural / developer Reviews focused on the Windows Azure platform for partners. These will take place at the Microsoft offices in Reading, and will run from Monday 30th November to Friday 4th December, 2009. What does…

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Keith Knows Everything about SQL . . .

I work with Keith Burns, and as far as I can tell, he knows pretty everything there is to know about SQL Server, which in turn means he knows pretty much everything there is to know about SQL Azure too. As some folk are still getting to grips with SQL Azure, this seemed a great…

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Today I will mostly be helping host a Windows Azure Webinar . . .

Today I will mostly be helping the folk at ICS Solutions deliver some Windows Azure “webinars” (aka Live Meeting sessions). The sessions are an hour long, run 4 times a day, for the next 10 days (from 22nd Oct 2009), and are a nice convenient way of getting up to speed on Windows Azure and…

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In Conversation with David Chappell about Windows Azure and Cloud Computing

When David Chappell came to London, during his recent world tour, I got the chance to sit down and discuss with him Windows Azure, its importance and role in the ISV and partner ecosystem, and other cloud players, such as Google, Amazon, Salesforce.com, VMware, and well as a few other things. If you want to…

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Hanging out with celebrities

From time to time I end up doing some photography and filming at some of the events that we run at Microsoft. Recently this involved me hanging around and meeting some TV celebrities, in particular James Caan (Dragon’s Den) and George Alagiah (BBC News):  

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