Announcing the New York Microsoft Cloud Computing User Group

Since Microsoft announced its cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, back at the PDC in Los Angeles, there has been a lot of interest.  Bill Zack has done a series of talks on Azure at our MSDN “Suburban” Roadshows last fall, and at the MSDN Developer Conference here in New York this past week.  Now, Bill has passed on word that there is a new Microsoft Cloud Computing user group forming!  Their next meeting will delve deeper into the Azure platform.  Read on for the details…

New York Microsoft Cloud Computing User Group Meeting

The New York chapter of the Microsoft Cloud Computing User Group meets again on January 26, 2009 at the Microsoft office in NYC

1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor
New York, NY

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Space fills up fast, and Building Security requires it.

Meeting topic: Windows Azure Cloud Storage

When trying to build services that are highly scalable, durable and always available, the storage of data is critical. In this session we will begin to dig deeper into Azure. We will start by examining Azure's file system otherwise known as Cloud Storage. We will discuss Cloud Storage’s ability to store both structured and unstructured data by using blobs. In addition, we will discuss building backend services and the ability of Azure to queue work to be processed by backend services using queued storage.

The NYC Microsoft Cloud Computing User Group meets every 4th Monday of the month on topics ranging over the breadth and depth of Microsoft's new software + service  cloud platform.  This platform has the most amazing development experience and reuses your existing skills sets.

Future topics will include:

  • Windows Live Services - Live ID
  • Microsoft .NET Services - SQL Services: SDS basics (ACE, Explorer)
  • Microsoft .NET Services - Service bus
  • Windows Azure - Application Model / Roles
  • Windows Live Services – Mesh
  • Microsoft .NET Services - SQL Services: Entities, queries & LINQ
  • Microsoft .NET Services - Access control
  • Windows Live Services - Sync across devices
  • Microsoft .NET Services - SQL Services: Sync
  • Microsoft .NET Services – Workflow
  • Windows Azure - Application Health Monitoring

For more details contact:

  • Juan Suero: juan.suero AT
  • Chris Rolon: chris AT
  • Bill Zack: wzack AT

If you missed last month’s meeting which was an overview of the whole Azure Services Platform and want to catch up, Bill Zack did a similar presentation last month.  His presentation deck and a video screencast of the presentation are posted here.

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