A big thank you to everyone who attended yesterdays “informal” briefing on the Windows Azure Platform. There were lots of great discussions during the day and I know we al certainly enjoyed it.
This post contains (ultimately) the slides and links from yesterday.
- Davids on Windows Azure all up (TBD)
- Eric on SQL Azure (which fyi is hosted on Windows Azure Blob Storage)
Links and Notes
- Start following the UK ISV technical team (our blog and twitter accounts) http://bit.ly/firststopuk
- Sign up to Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) to get access to the Cloud Essential benefit in January http://bit.ly/ukmprhome
- Profile you company, profile your app – in time self-verify or test it against Azure.
- Cloud Essentials is not yet mentioned on the MPR site but is explained at http://www.microsoftcloudpartner.com/
- SQL Azure team http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlazure
- and http://www.sqlqzurelabs.com for futures
- Davids blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/david_gristwood
- Steve Planks blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/plankytronixx
- ISV Silver Competency – requires a MPR tested app. Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Azure, SQL Azure.
- Those Azure ones are straightforward
- The complete list of unsupported TSQL operations is at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ee336253.aspx
- For partners with MSDN Premium or Ultimate I highly recommend you turn on this benefit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/subscriptions/ee461076.aspx (and take advantage of Cloud Essentials in due course)
- The main pricing page is http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/pricing/