Today (20th Oct 2010) I delivered a 90min session to architect on the Windows Azure Platform.
Are you an ISV?
ISV = Independent Software Vendors – that is you write some kind of product that you sell to more than one customer. My new team is all about helping ISVs and we have a team blog and brand new twitter account which I will increasingly be found on. If you are an ISV, please fave the blog and follow the twitter account. And if you are an ISV please keep an eye on (and sign up to) http://bit.ly/ukmprhome, especially if you are interested in the Windows Azure Platform.
FREE access to the Windows Azure Platform
If you are looking for the cheapest way to explore Azure then check out the free Introductory Special – not many compute hours per month but you do get a SQL Azure database free for three months. (A while back I did a walkthrough for this offer and for the even better MSDN subscriber offer)
- Download the free ebook (also includes details of how you can order the paper copy from lulu)
- http://azurescope.cloudapp.net/ Benchmarks and guidance
- For more resources and information http://bit.ly/startazure
- If you are an ISV intending to explore/adopt azure, sign up to http://bit.ly/ukmpr
- If you are an ISV in the UK, feel free to pop along for a chat about Azure
- If you are based in the UK, join http://ukazure.ning.com and check out all upcoming events
- UK ISV team blog and brand new twitter account
- And please follow me on https://twitter.com/ericnel