Windows Azure Deep Dive with Jeffrey Richter

This is the first of two sets of Windows Azure-related events hitting select cities on the US East Coast in Spring 2011.  The other is the Azure Tech Jam.

Join Jeffrey Richter for a FREE full day of in-depth, live learning as he teaches architects & developers how to leverage Azure's data storage and compute services.  Jeffrey Richter is a .NET Rock star (yes, he’s been on .NET Rocks a few times!), the co-founder of Wintellect, and author of CLR via C# (one of the definitive books on .NET!).  The Azure Deep Dive events will be coming to four Microsoft offices in the middle of May 2011.


City Date
New York (simulcast) 5/13/2011
Waltham, Ma (Boston area) 5/16/2011
Alpharetta, Ga (Atlanta area) 5/18/2011
Reston, Va (DC area) 5/20/2011

Registration for all live events (which run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is via Wintellect’s site, and if you aren’t in the proximity of one of these locations, you can sign up for the simulcast of the New York City event on the MSDN Events site.

The day will start off with a whirlwind tour of the various independent services that make up the Windows Azure Service Platform consumable from both cloud and on-premise services. Then we will discuss Azure's Data Storage services concentrating on blobs (for video, music, text, documents, etc.), tables (for non-relational data), and queues (for durable messaging between on-premise & cloud-based services).

The day will continue with a focus on Azure's compute services which allow you to deploy your own applications into Microsoft's data centers. Finally, we'll discuss deployment, configuration, management, tools, roles & how your roles interact with the Azure fabric controller.


Introduction to the Windows Azure Service Platform

Platform as a Service versus Platform as a service, stateful servers versus stateless servers, the independent Azure services.

Azure Blobs

Containers, conditional operations, block & page blobs, continuation tokens, snapshots, leases, shared access signatures, simulating directory hierarchies, custom domain names, content delivery service, & retry policies

Azure Tables

Properties, partitioning, serializing entities, updating entities, optimistic concurrency

Azure Queues

Scenarios, robust message processing & idempotency, handling poison messages

Azure Compute Services

Deployment, configuration, tools, roles & interaction with the Azure fabric controller, architecting services for Azure

Register now and save your seat for this FREE, full-day of live learning with Jeffrey Richter.  We look forward to seeing you at the event.

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